Wednesday, November 24, 2004

HELL, HEAVEN, & A BOWL OF SOUP. Hell, it is said, is a bowl of wonderful soup, six feet in diameter, around which people are gathered elbow to elbow. Each has been given a four-foot spoon with which to dip into the life-giving broth. But are all starving, for each one is trying desperately to feed himself and cannot bring the long spoon his mouth.

Heaven, it is said, is the same bowl of wonderful soup, six feet in diameter. The same four-foot spoons are in the hands of people standing elbow to elbow at its rim. But all are full and satisfied, for each is dipping her spoon into the soup and serving another across the bowl.

This is, to me, the essence of Thanksgiving.

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