America the Beautiful

Because I feel like it
1904 version[citation needed]

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness.
America! America!
God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for glorious tale
Of liberating strife,
When valiantly for man’s avail
Men lavish precious life.
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful

My Tarot Reading

Deck: The Gaian Tarot
Spread: One Card
Date: Tue Apr 25 09:52:02 PDT 2017

Your Card
Three of Earth

You are gathering in community with others to create something of lasting value. When we work together cooperatively, the final product is one of synergy — it is more than each of its separate parts. The pleasure we take in each other’s company finds its way into the medicine we are creating.

Shadow side: You may have not yet found a community where you feel at home. It’s time to seek one out, or better yet, create one. Find others with mutual interests and start a gathering in your home, at a local bookstore, or community center. Reach out to others and find a community of kindred spirits.

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