Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebration and Reflection

Happy birthday America, I woke up in your arms again this morning, I am concerned about you, you are trembling a bit, I am worried about the land of the free and the home of the brave. She requires attention desperately, she needs tender loving care as any home does, ongoing care taking, retrofitting for earthquakes and floods, planning for disasters and for debt service, those jobs a good parent would do.. Particularly now in this mud slinging and money wasting political atmosphere. What are we doing about the foundation of our home while the ones in charge and the ones fighting to be in charge in the future are mostly driven by personal power, greed and ego gratification? Supported by money given to them in exchange for shady promises. Freedom and independence have to be treasured as gems, protected and nourished or they cannot breathe and flourish. Tumbling down into a dangerously comatose state is a frightening possibility.