December 23rd, 2006

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Poem for the holidays....

Holiday Blessing

To all you shepherds abiding in your fields,
watching over your flocks by night, and also by day
(whether your field be grass or anthropology,
oats or olives or medieval economics), I say:
May your flocks all thrive;
may your grass grow lush and green;
may joy follow you amiably and radiantly from place to place;
and may all your hypotheses be plausible.
Amen.