Friday, July 3, 2009

Independence Day

Appropriately enough, following yesterday's post about supporting independent, local shops, tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States. The American flag and other red-white-and-blue iconography has been so politicized for years, and all the disagreements and disappointments over what it means to be an American have left a bad taste in nearly everyone's mouth. But for the first time since I can remember, this year I began to feel like I really do belong in this country. To me, the United States is beginning to look like more of a place where people can celebrate their differences in constructive, positive ways. Wasn't that the idea in the first place?


Donna O. said...

Happy Fourth to you on Fourth Street! It's been way too long since I've been to see your store. Soon, I hope!!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh I so hope you are right Karima!!! It has been awhile since I have been proud of the country I'm from :(

Pattie ;)