Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is upon us. This agricultural holiday of giving thanks to "Mother Earth" for the offerings goes way back, and might as well be the oldest and most universal of human celebrations.

It's the time of being thankful for the gift of life force that unites, for the fellowship of men.

The Lakota, indigenous people of the Great Plains (the name Lakota means "feeling affection, friendly, united, allied"), held a philosophical view of life as being inside a sacred circle with four directions: Respect, Generosity, Fortitude and Wisdom. Beautiful way to see life.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Hi Julia, love this post, so beautiful. Thank you for speaking to my class at Parsons tonight. They loved hearing what you had to say, and seeing your work. So did I. Happy Thanksgiving! xo Ronnie

    1. Dear Ronnie, my wonderous art teacher, you're behind all that work, so thank YOU for the years past, and here's to many more to come! And yes, tonight was fun!