I think the Iroquois thanksgiving ceremony is one of the greatest of all religious festivals.
The Iroquois remember and thank fifteen or more specialized powers, including the water, the rain, the wind, the earth, the trees.
This is cosmological thinking.
Such an experience evokes a sense of wonder at the majesty of things.
To participate in the sacred mystery in these moments is to know what it means to be human.
We deny ourselves our deepest delight by not participating in the dawn, the dusk, the solstice, the springtime.