Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holidays and Disasters...

They are forever intertwined...
The Feasts and the Famines...
The Wonderful days and the Desperate days....
One moment we are sitting on the edge of our seats...
waiting for literal TERROR to pounce....
And the next,,,
 we are carving up a roasted bird and singing Hallelujah...
We are HOSTILE and CRAZY during ELECTIONS...
and Trick-or-Treating at the same time..
The human spirit is certainly INDEFATIGABLE...
and MALLEABLE as well really....
We are camelions...
GREEN camelions...
waiting in the brush....
camouflaged by our ever-changing skin color..
for the inevitable, NEXT shoe to drop...
Will we all be HISTORY in three weeks ??
Was it the Mayans who made the prediction ?
Because...
according to this little girl's recollection...
the time for Messiah to come , as proffered in Judaism...
seems like precisely what's happening NOW...
We've got dangerously, INCLEMENT WEATHER..
WAR...
PESTILENCE....
Why don't WE get the credit ??
Well.....
Credit may not be the best word...
as the checks and balances of EVERYTHING,...
will pretty much be obliterated anyway...
Right ??
So...
Eat the Cranberries...They're filled with Antioxidants...
Get high on TRYPTOPHAN...
Watch FOOTBALL 'til it hurts....
Pretend that you actually LIKE Pumpkin Pie....
Enjoy and put up with your nuclear and extended families...
Wear your loveliest cashmere...
and GIVE THANKS....
for the human condition...
for the astounding beauty of its VAST IMPERFECTION...

Happy Thanksgiving...