I can’t help but think of Jon coming home after Open Heart Surgery on July 4th two years ago. His own personal Independence Day. It’s made the 4th of July a special day for me in a way it never was before.
I don’t think of myself as patriotic. And I’m not into traditional celebrations that take place today, including fireworks and the sounds of bombs they replicate. But I am touched by the idea of Independence in most forms it takes.
I know how hard I’ve fought for my own personal independence, and I sometimes wonder if I would have had the courage to be a part of the American Revolution if I were alive then.
Or where the line is in today’s politics between acceptance and action. But I think that constant questioning is a part of keeping an open mind and not becoming dogmatic. And still being able to make decisions and take action when necessary.
2 thoughts on “Good Monday Morning From Bedlam Farm 7/4/16, Independence Day”
Hi Maria, we went to a fireworks display last night, and it was the first time I thought about how fireworks are basically a spinoff of bombs. I wondered how veterans feel when they hear/see fireworks – even in the distance – and how fireworks could trigger PTSD anxieties. I like what you say about independence in all the forms it takes. That’s a good way to think about today. Thanks for the Monday morning video, and I hope you all have a relaxing day. Janet
I’ve wondered the same Janet. Wishing you a sweet day too.