I missed the Michael Jackson TV special on Thanksgiving night. Someone upstairs must have felt bad for me, because I found this yesterday:
MJ Colorforms! $2.50 at Urban Outfitters.
I needed something to cheer me up, as I was brought to tears at the Ray LaMontagne concert. He ended with this song. Even the drunk teenage meathead teenage guy sitting behind me said wistfully, “This is a sad song…a sad song.”
Happy Thanksgiving to all! Here are some quotes to enjoy.
I am grateful for what I am and what I have.
My Thanksgiving is perpetual…
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it
for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.
Henry David Thoreau
Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.
Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
I don’t watch much TV. Maybe 2 or 3 hours a week. So I am overly excited about two upcoming programs that I am planning to watch. The first one being Spike Lee’s documentary about Michael Jackson’s Bad album, which airs Thanksgiving night. I’ll be inhaling my turkey dinner in order to make it home in time to watch it.
On Sunday, I will be watching “Downton Revisited” on PBS. This will tide me over until Season 3 of Downton Abbey starts in January.
Moving on to movies: See Lincoln, will you?? I can’t remember the last time a 2.5-hour-long movie went by in a blink.
I am looking forward to seeing the documentary Chasing Ice this weekend. It’s a film about a team who set up video cameras to record glacial melting. Climate skeptics, here is your proof!