We humanists don’t like to say ‘thank you’ to somebody with some sort of power over whether we have food on our table,” Hale said. “I’d rather be mindful of how wonderful the universe is, mindful of my family and how much I love them, mindful of the farmer who farmed the sweet potatoes I’m going to eat and the trucker who brought them to the store. It’s about taking that moment of pause to think about how fortunate we are. And that’s whether or not we’ve worked our butts off for what we have — some people do work hard every day and still don’t have access to clean air, clean water or plentiful food.
<p>I’m a witch woman high<br/>
on tobacco and holy water. </p>
<p>I’m a woman delighted with her disasters. <br/>
They give me something to do. </p>
<p>A profession of sorts.</p>
<p>Keeps me industrious<br/>
and of some serviceable use.</p>