Thanksgiving Monday leftovers: turkey-on-a-bun.
Turkey pot pie.
It’s a Canadian holiday Monday and a Columbus Day holiday in the USA, a day to hopefully relax and recharge for the week and autumn/winter months ahead!
I didn’t know it, but Columbus Day has been celebrated in the USA since 1937, honouring Christopher Columbus and his ‘discovery’ of America in 1492.
It’s a phenomenon on both sides of the 49th parallel, that our history books or history lore shamefully ignore that throughout colonization or imperialism or all the words we could use to describe it, Indigenous people were here and were disrespected beyond acceptable.
Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.
An Ute Prayer
Cheers to a contemplative, reflective kinda Monday with good eats, that sings—yearning and learning!
A better world for all!