Forums » Website Related Forums » News & Announcements

 


Post new topic Reply to topic
Author Message
Offline
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:15 pm
  

User avatar
The Folkslinger

Joined: Nov 23, 1999
Posts: 636
Images: 0
Location: Housatonic, MA
It's that time of year again, coming into winter when the sun get's up late and goes down early. That means Thanksgiving and the coming holiday season is about to begin. I love this time. It's different all over the world depending on where you are. But, here up in the North East, in New England the tourists and part time residents have, for the most part, left. They'll come back next Spring. But, for now, the world is ours to ourselves. And locals get together to make the passing of winter less lonely and desolate. Like the sap in the trees this is a time to return to the earth and rest in wonderment and awe within the womb of life. It s a time for the little death - the one from which we are reborn, renewed and rejuvenated.

It would so easy to get caught up in the political frenzies making the news, and ignore the surrounding ebb and flow of the seasons as we transit thru the relentless beauty so subtle at times and at other times so overwhelming. It is important to participate in both and not get lost in either. The balance is in the dance of our awareness. We are indeed loved by every wisp of the breeze whether inside our hearts or outside our windows. I pay attention to both as best I can under usual conditions. At the deepest depth we are the witnesses to our own worlds. And for those who dare to peer behind the veil we can emerge up through the dizzying heights into a world beyond worlds. For that I am forever thankful - that is honest gratitude, awareness of grace and the real Thanksgiving.

adg


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:40 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Jul 06, 2008
Posts: 2531
Images: 2
Location: Crawfordville, Florida
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Everything to you and your family Arlo. And the same to all of my other friends here -- I feel so thankful to have met and shared some life with you.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:56 pm
  

User avatar
Senior ArloNetizen

Joined: Jun 08, 2009
Posts: 185
Images: 0
Location: Kent ohio
nortonkevin wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Everything to you and your family Arlo. And the same to all of my other friends here -- I feel so thankful to have met and shared some life with you.


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU..FOR THE LOVE & LIGHT & THE FRIENDS I'VE MET HERE LIKE KEVIN & THE SMILE I HAVE IN MY HEART. ALL THE BEST TO YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY. :D :P


          Top  
Reply with quote  
Offline
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:04 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 1200
That's beautiful, arlo. I'm leaving a link for this song because it's veterans day tomorrow, and protest and thanks do get mixed up together. So protest and a prayer because there are worlds beyond worlds and while we are loved, we are not alone.

Peace. And thanks for always being there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnDOtd8e8Ao


Last edited by len on Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:37 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Jan 09, 2003
Posts: 2488
Images: 5
Location: Rhododendron, Oregon United States
Wow.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:55 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Aug 25, 1999
Posts: 1089
Location: Ocala, FL, USA
Well played, Mr. G., and the best of the coming season to you and yours!


mikey


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:37 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Jun 09, 2004
Posts: 1931
Location: Brisbane OZ
Hey adg! Happy Merry everything to you and your family. It's just starting to get hot down here in Queensland! I miss changing leaves and the white Christmases of my childhood in Oregon. Christmas will never be the same as I lost my Mom this year, but I will be with all the rest of my family and that is something to be thankful for. Have a wonderful Holiday Season adg and all my Blunderite friends! Hugs from Louise. :)


          Top  
Reply with quote  
Offline
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:59 am
  

User avatar
Senior ArloNetizen

Joined: Feb 19, 2008
Posts: 560
Well thanks Arlo for pointing out the need for balance in this un-balanced world.

I for one do tend to tilt into things. It feels so natural, as if driven by unseen momentum.

Louise I'm so sorry you lost your Mom. Bless your heart.


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:19 pm
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 8518
Location: Pixley-- Actually An Hr South of Richmond, VA
Happy Thanksgiving to your and you family hon! Love ya! You are an inspiration! :)Have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas season! Love to you. Great job by Len. Hugs to Louise on the loss of her mom. Have a great fall everyone! :)


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:15 pm
  

User avatar
ArloNetizen

Joined: Nov 16, 2011
Posts: 27
Location: someplace in missouri
hi arlo :!: :!: :!: happy thanksgiving and a merry everything to you to man :D p.s.i am a 13 year old fan so you are still loved...i am listening to you right now :mrgreen:


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:10 am
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 8518
Location: Pixley-- Actually An Hr South of Richmond, VA
It is so cool to see the young folks liking Arlo. :)


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:02 pm
  

BlunderVirgin

Joined: Nov 23, 2011
Posts: 1
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. A thought...Alice's Restaurant! Wouldn't it be awesome if all of the Occupy protestors broke out it a chorus of Alice's Restaurant tomorrow seeings how it will be Thanksgiving. People would definately think it was a movement!


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:51 pm
  

Senior ArloNetizen

Joined: Jul 30, 2008
Posts: 374
Location: Washington, DC
Harumph. OK, beautifully written and expressed and same to you, as far as that goes...but I see no mention of gratitude for the sacrifices made by the earth's root vegetables at this time of year...


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:06 am
  

User avatar
Arlo Fanatic

Joined: Sep 13, 2000
Posts: 8518
Location: Pixley-- Actually An Hr South of Richmond, VA
Happy Thanksgiving kids! :)


          Top  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:37 am
  

User avatar
The W!zard

Joined: Aug 25, 1999
Posts: 1044
Images: 117
Location: Leonardtown, MD
Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family and thanks for all that you do to make the world a better place! To all my friends... a video Thanksgiving present:



Enjoy!


          Top  
Reply with quote  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group