04 July 2006

Independence Day

As I listen to the sound of fireworks erupting and exploding outside my window many things come to mind, but none of them have a thing to do with the actual meaning of Independence Day. In fact, I've given no thought to the day other than it being a holiday; a paid day off from work is pretty much all it means to me. I know to some, what I'm saying borders on anti-American speech, but if you're honest with yourself, you know you don't give a rat's ass about it's meaning either. The majority of us only see July 4th as a paid day off and a chance to have a cook out or some other gathering.

So, here's my thought on Independence Day. Seeing as most of us couldn't care less about the historical meaning or its symbolism, I challege you to give the day a new meaning. Here's what I think...I think you could use it as a day to free yourself from something or someone that is holding you back. Use Independence Day to be just that...INDEPENDENCE DAY! Make it a day where you demonstrate your own personal independence. Use Indpependence Day to do something out of the ordinary; something you might not otherwise do. There are so many things that we can choose from, so go for it. Take a stand for yourself. From the moment we're born we breath to die metaphorically or literally. So, if this day will set apart from any other day, make it the day were you actually take a breathe of life and live a little. Make your own fireworks; spark some color and explode for yourself. Make some noise and be a bright beam of light that will shine for a while.

Steps away from the pc in order to make a loud noise and create some explosive color.


SleekBlackMercedes said...

hey jewel,
how have you been. hope the fireworks are exciting at your place.


blaqrayne said...

You make a very good point. I'll take it a step further and next year, I'll do something that I've always wanted to do, but was too afraid.

Free Yourself!

JC said...

I'm digging this one and you're right, most of us don't care about the holidays other than Thanksgiving or Christmas. I like your idea about Independence Day and think I'm gonna have a pretty good one next year.

zeek59 said...

Does this mean the British aren't coming?

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