Sunday, July 4, 2021

Independence Day 2021

 We have nearly emerged from the pandemic's abyss, but we have not yet reached the other side.

The wily virus tries daily to morph into other variants to slide past our defenses.

The politics of division and personal destruction have not yet been set aside.

The surreal scenes of January 6th are seared onto our memories.  

The recent horrors in Surfside, Florida leave us all gasping.

We are still a divided nation.

I want to believe that there is an ache and a hunger to come closer together.

July 4th is upon us.  Might this be an occasion when we might begin the process?


”I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

John Adams


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