I know it’s a couple of days early but I’m going to be taking a weekend hiatus to celebrate, and I couldn’t begin before wishing all my blogging friends here in the US, a Happy and Safe 4th of July! I’ll be back Monday, but I leave you with the following that will hopefully make you smile.
I’d like to wish all my fellow Americans a safe and Happy July 4th. “America”, was written by Paul Simon back in 1968 but I think it still resonates with many people today. Here’s the original, performed by Simon & Garfunkel at their 1981 Concert in Central Park, as well as an exquisite 2014 cover by Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit.
Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together
I’ve got some real estate here in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner’s pies
And we walked off to look for America
Cathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I’ve gone to look for America
Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said, be careful, his bow tie is really a camera
Toss me a cigarette, I think there’s one in my raincoat
We smoked the last one an hour ago
So I looked at the scenery
She read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field
Cathy, I’m lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping
If you live in the U.S. and you’re like me, you may be viewing tomorrow with some mixed feelings. We have a president who is showing more tendencies toward dictatorship by the hour. Civil rights are under attack, as is the press—both figuratively and literally after last week’s shooting at the Capital Gazette. And we seem to have lost sight of the fact that our country was founded by immigrants. Here’s the Trump Administration’s latest salvo at desperate parents attempting to apply for asylum.
To be honest, there are some days that I don’t even recognize this country anymore. But I haven’t given up hope. Not yet anyway. So tomorrow I’ll celebrate the birth of our nation like I do every year, but at the same time I’ll be praying for its future. I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
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