….of cruise ships & ‘flip flops’…

.…”Cruise ship season kicks off in Vancouver, with a boost from Panama”…”Donald Trump does five policy flip-flops on one dizzying day”…

SOMETHING ABOUT….”the cruise ship season officially began with the docking of Star Princess at Canada Place on Tuesday.  Bigger ships and bigger crowds thanks to (blamed on) an expanded Panama canal.”

“Dizzying flip-flops”…some might quip decidedly–‘what else is new?’

It is the hour to rend thy chains,
The blossom time of souls.
~Katherine Lee Bates

The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.  Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice.  But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.  ~Henry Knox Sherrill

For I will remember on Easter morn,
Life and love and peace are all new born.
~adapt. Alice Freeman Palmer

Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!
~Edna Dean Proctor, “Easter Bells”

Cheers to a thriving and thoughtful Thursday!

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