"Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one we give greetings and thanks to each other as People. Now our minds are one."
Mohawk Prayer of Thanksgiving
A small verse from a very long prayer, simply said. Woke up this morning to a still world, Lucy was barking at a pheasant on the lawn and we have both been out to wander around the garden.
Now we turn our thoughts to the Trees. The Earth has many families of Trees who have their own instructions and uses. Some provide us with shelter, others with fruit, beauty, and other useful things. Many peoples of the world use a Tree as a symbol of peace and strength. With one mind, we greet and thank the Tree life.
|structurally beautiful, its branches stand firm against the storm|
|golden leaves against the gloom of the yew trees subsuming old graves|
|Well he is not going to clear it up!|
LS has invested in some lights for Xmas. No not christmas lights for the tree but to light up the house. Can you remember at the Olympics in 2012 , 'Our House' well it won't be like that, more a muted flashing of red or green lights, not sure what it will be like, sure it will make the children happy!
You will note in the video that the laser beams are directed on Buckingham Palace, apparently the Queen is mostly paying for the work to be done on the Palace, 85% taxed is she, so the royal family do pay their taxes which is more than can be said for some others.
An interesting phenomenon has suddenly just popped up in the last few days, one minute we are all thinking are these media reports all true, then we are told 'fake news' is happening. Apparently it is coming from Macedonia. Does not everyone take the news with a pinch of salt?
So please don't believe a word I say;)......
It is tree-dressing week next week, see Common Ground