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Giving Thanks

Why they'll give thanks
Well-known authors tell The Globe and Mail what they'll be thankful for this year

Saturday, October 6, 2001
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Timothy Findley

If you can read this, you're alive, and more than likely aware of what life means to you. If we know what life means to us, one by one by one, then it is possible we have the beginning of a collective will to go on living - in the face of a new danger.

Yet again, a form of fascism threatens us. Yet again, there are those who have appropriated the idea of God and are making use of it to achieve their own ends - in what they call a holy war. No. It is the unholiest of wars.

What do we have to use against this insidious enemy?

Us. That is what we have now. Us. And in whatever condition we may be - however endangered, however vulnerable, that is all we have. Us, and our regard and our concern for one another.

What terrorists want of us is despair, and if we do despair, we will have offered them an unparalleled victory. This we must deny them.

We are here. We are, for however long, alive. Be thankful.

Uxbridge, Ont.-based writer Timothy Findley is the author of The Wars and many other bestselling novels. His latest novel is Spadework.

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