Captains Blog Stardate 11-27-09 #213
A Dream Deferred, By Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
Because not many people really take the time to listen, ya know? So thank you!!
Thanksgiving, this year at my home was really beautiful. It was just myself, my sister and my mom. And really, that is all I needed this year to make it extra special. Without going into much detail, I am just ecstatic that we were all together. My sister was kind enough to cook the sides and I made a beauty of a roast chicken, nice and juicy and a delicious pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream, for dessert! So, all was right with the world.
I chose not to participate in the ritual that is known as Black Friday. Just not my thang. Not that there’s anything wrong with wanting to shop till you drop and get some good bargains. Hey, saving money is crucial this time of year for sure. I don’t dig the crowds though. It makes me really nervous and I’d rather not feel panic while trying to snag a cheap sweater or perhaps a new tech gadget. I’d love to hear about some of the Black Friday adventures any of you had though, if you care to share in the comments!!!
So, what am I thankful for this year? Shall I go the typical and say I am thankful for my health and running and love and my family and blah blah blah?? Nah!
Do you hear me? I’m talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying
Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard
I hope the Eulogy goes:
She lived poetically,
She loved romantically,
She ran free,
She laughed authentically,
And she cried unapologetically.
I am thankful to everyone for the enormous gifts you’ve given me.
You give me my life.
I am that I am and I run like I mean it every single day of my life.