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Poem for Thanksgiving


A Song of Ascents
From The Book of Psalms, The Harvard Classics


Book V: CXXVI
Thanksgiving for Return from Captivity

WHEN Jehovah brought back those that returned to Zion,
We were like unto them that dream.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing:
Then said they among the nations,
Jehovah hath done great things for them.

Jehovah hath done great things for us,
Whereof we are glad.

Turn again our captivity, O Jehovah,
As the streams in the South.

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

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Last night's Enterprise review: Carpenter Street.

While I was writing that, my wonderful resourceful husband dicovered The Making of Master and Commander on HBO. I spent half an hour in pure blissful squee mode. I suspect people reading this will be most interested in the Billy Boyd interviews -- he was obviously thrilled to be working with Peter Weir and looked like he was having a great time at "boot camp" where the crew learned to sail (and Richard Taylor of WETA was on too, generating his usual level of enthusiasm for designing miniatures). But for me the major joy was the section on how Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany learned to play the violin and cello for the film...not to mention the ship itself and how they all learned to crew it.

December 17: perkypaduan and I have tickets. gblvr, vertigo66: the 10 a.m. show at the usual place near the Thai restaurant.

Happy Thanksgiving! Gerbils to follow shortly.

ETA, gacked from beckyo and yes every answer I chose pointed to this:

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You are one mans obsession with baseball... you
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