I Am Grateful

Thankfully our power has
been restored and we escaped
Irene unscathed.

I am grateful for the mighty oaks
and maples that ring our house for holding
us in their reaching arms.

I am grateful for the clean, clear water from
our pond which we filtered and drank
and bathed in.

I am thankful for the wildness
in my days and the wildness in
my ways.

I am grateful for the sun,
the stars and the moon.

I am grateful to my friends who called and
emailed to make sure we were okay.

My heart goes out to those whose devastation
is not yet over and whose lives will never be
the same.

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