What We Need Is Here

Breughel The Entry of the Animals into the Ark Getty


Happy Thanksgiving! May you feast abundantly–nourishing body, soul, mind and heart. We’ve often used the Wendell Berry poem below as a blessing when we gathered at the table.


What We Need Is Here


Geese appear high over us,

pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,

as in love or sleep, holds

them to their way, clear

in the ancient faith: what we need

is here. And we pray, not

for new earth or new heaven, but to be

quiet in heart, and in eye,

clear. What we need is here.


Wendell Berry