Monday, July 4, 2011


Are you feeling free today? How about independent? The boys have their red/white & blue bandanas on and are raring to go. Aside from the leashes and the fact that they rely on me for their food and water, they are as independent as it comes, and it was not their choice that they are domesticated. The true definition of Independence is "Not governed by a foreign power; self-governing." This definition is followed closely by:
"Free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant: an independent mind."
"Not determined or influenced by someone or something else; not contingent: a decision independent of the outcome of the study."
Today is the 4th of July, also known as "Independence Day" and is a Federal Holiday in the United States. We adopted something known as the "Declaration of Independence" on this day in 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. I was a mere tot in 1776, but somewhat remember the excitement and pride felt when the document was signed.

Free your minds, be thankful that we have the right to bear arms to protect our independence and, as Kate Perry says,

"Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting throught the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there's still a chance for you
Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road "

Food for thought.

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
Abraham Lincoln