Autumn Day - Thanksgiving
Every year in late Autumn, when almost all the leaves have fallen to the ground and before the festive season begins, I experience this in-between-moment of inner stillness and of melancholy and the great Rainer Maria Rilke´s poem comes to mind: Autumn Day.
Lay your shadows onto the sundials
and let loose the winds upon the fields.
give them yet two more southern days,
urge them to perfection, and chase
the last sweetness into the heavy wine.
Who is now alone, will long remain so,
will stay awake, read, write long letters
and will wander restlessly here and there
in the avenues, when the leaves drift.
I applaud the EU for the goal they set themselves, to end homelessness in its member states by 2030.
Thank you for staying with me to the end and I wish you the very best Thanksgiving celebration.