Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving, Mediterranean Style

Mark Sargent, Provost for Gordon College, on Thanksgiving—Mediterranean Style.

Last month, in a hectic season, my wife, Arlyne, and I stole away to celebrate an anniversary—our 25th. There wasn't time for a Mediterranean cruise, so we settled for one night in Concord and a walk around Walden Pond.

Henry David Thoreau, always a prankster with words, once described Walden as “mediterranean”—literally “in the middle of the land.” As our evening waned, the winds stilled and the unbroken surface of the pond absorbed the surrounding terrain, the hardwood reds and yellows vibrant enough to survive the dusk. A few egrets surveyed the silent water, now gray and melded with the granite stones along the shore.

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