I’ve never been big on flags & fireworks (unless my dad was around ;->)! I always knew there lurked underneath this shell of optimism, tolerance & compassion, a shadow side. People who, because of their ignorance, don’t like their brown-skinned neighbor or the Lesbian co-worker. $th of July always reminded me that those people, the haters. They who call us haters – know nothing about how deep our love & passion for not only our countrymen, but for all the people of the world, runs so deep that we cry when they cry. We hurt when they hurt. Most of us are doing fine ourselves, but we want EVERYONE to be doing fine. It is possible! We must KNOW & REMEMBER THAT! Our day will come.
Peace, love & justice for all,
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
Or you can see it on YouTube:
WE ALL KNOW THE MEANING OF THIS DATE
Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776.
There’s always been a big celebration for this special American holiday.
I’m finding it difficult to get in the spirit of things.
I believe that there’s a collective sense of depression in this country since November 2016.
My therapist and I talk plenty about this topic.
It’s been interesting and, not totally surprising, that two respectable, knowledgeable and amazing fellow bloggers have posted to the effect that this year the sense of euphoria, happiness and celebration has dimmed significantly.
I join them in that feeling.
I thought is was only me and it’s somewhat redeeming that others may share my feelings.
Same Americans who possess…
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