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November 2010 Archives

Thanksgiving Grace, spoken with family before a meal

Let us hold hands

Today we hold this house together
for a day for a meal
We are a family

We gather at a time of harvest in our hemisphere
Before us this bounty

Our lives change our definition of family
Around us are people we haven't met before this year
Years to come we will carry ourselves alone into new settings

Let us travel with some measure of strength from the smiles and support here
The generous spirit of gratitude that defines this day
Let's remember this steady feeling of family
Nourishment towards a common purpose
to give and receive graciously in the honest light of love

Thanks to our ancestors
Who gave us a chance to make ourselves

Thanks to the visitors who have traveled to the warmth of this home
Thanks to our hosts who have provided so many plates

And thanks for the crazy set of circumstances that has us upright mammals
Sitting politely around the riches of a living planet
Ready to eat as a family
And give thanks


alone, what do I lack?

What do I lack?
Touch my face it's warm
Grasp myself in pleasure
Or bite my cheek for pain

I am living with intention and action at once
I know my mind!
My life is just as I had planned it to be
Looking back

Pardon me as I write poems to a woman I haven't met

Some day after love we will be grumpy in a cafe
Together yes and tired from something

Knowing this
How could anyone be with anybody?
These individuals are so cross and specific


Thanks Steve Rhodes - from @tigerbeat on Instagram
June 2012 dancing in the streets of San Francisco with Ilyse Magy, photo thanks Steve Rhodes on instagram!

Hi, I'm Justin Hall and this here is a personal web site I've used to chronicle my time on earth since 1994. The content on the front page is relatively recent; if you search through the archives, you'll find old pieces of Justin. Some folks have indexed my doings on Wikipedia.

Twitter: jah
Facebook: Justinreach

eBooks by Justin Hall

I've published books for sale, somewhere else online! Behold:

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