"If someone cannot feel the power of God when they look upon the stars, then I doubt whether they are capable of any feelings at all.”
Harold Pardey, Daffodils In Search of Grace
"Our Lord's love shines forth as much in the simplest of souls as it does in the most highly gifted, as long as there is no refusal offered to his grace."
Marie-Françoise Thérèse Martin de Lisieux
Today was Columbus Day in the US and Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Plus the weather in the northeastern US was absolutely gorgeous, typical of early Autumn.
So needless to say the adults were occupied with other things than equities, the bond markets being closed and the economic news and the banks taking a day off.
Gold rallied up and then fell back a bit from the high as did silver.
These two precious metals are at very key overhead resistance levels. 1166 for gold and 16 for silver are two areas to watch. You can see why on the charts.
The better miners are showing quite a few interesting potential chart formations as well. IF they work then things could get interesting. But that is a big IF, related to the remarks about the bullion prices above.
The Bucket Shop was very quiet last Friday. The only interesting thing is the buildup of gold bullion in their Hong Kong warehouses, notably Brinks.
Other than that, it is status quo, with a slow bleed of bullion out of the West, flowing towards the East.
Speaking of Western ghost towns, Mitsui is said to be pulling out of the precious metals trade in New York and London. Who wants to stand around watching some lame wiseguys shifting the pea under the shells for the bewilderment of the tourists?
As for me, I spent some time outside putting the final touches on a 'dog ramp' that my son and I built for the old family pooch. She is starting to have trouble navigating the back steps up and down at night.
|Thérèse de Lisieux|
Let's see if gold and silver can make it up the steps this time, or have to go back down again for another run at it.
At the end of the day people are so fragile, so easily crushed, so vulnerable to the great changes in nature. And yet so remarkably resilient, seeming to rise again and again, filled with an undeniable yearning to reach skyward and blossom forth.
People are so small compared to the universe of things, and yet such amazing little treasures, adding our own joy in the life-giving light and warmth of the sun to the the majestic harmony of His garden.
At our best, we are daffodils in search of grace.
Have a pleasant evening.