Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Schizophrenic Style: Rouge, Blanc & Bleu

 Across the nation grills were aflame and as the sun sunk soon following it, so was the sky itself

Light shows timed out perfectly to the Star Spangled Banner

children everywhere in awe, sparklers, magic in their very own hands

Family and friends reunited briefly, bonding over patriotic festivities 

picnics, parades and prayers... thank yous to those who made this way of life true

we are all aware, even on the day of our independence that we are hopelessly imperfect

privileged far beyond our collective earnings, yet at the same time lacking in so much 

 But she is ours. 
Worth fixing, worth protecting and keeping.
Worth restoring and revamping

That is why, every year on the 4th we wear our red, white and blue

"The citizens of the U.S. are responsible for the greatest trust ever confided to a political society" - James Madison


  1. I love the outfit you picked this year. Such a far field from the traditional flag printed garments. (Not that there's anything wrong with those, I myself wore one as you know.)

    I can only assume the title is French (don't speak French) for Red, White and Blue. If so, great pick! If it weren't for the financing and arms the French finally gave after weeks of begging by Brother Ben Franklin it is widely accepted we likely would not have won our independence! (So I understand)

    I absolutely love this sentiment you write:
    "She is ours. Worth fixing, worth protecting and keeping."


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