Happy 4th everyone! In a few hours the sky will be ablaze with fireworks, and I will be in here with beer in hand and the shades drawn. Outside will be a potpourri of sound, thunder of explosives, people hooting and hollering, police sirens and general mayhem.
Then eventually the smoke will dissipate, I’ll be out of beer and we’ll all go to bed feeling empty and getting ready of the belated work week to begin. Empty because the ideals we just finished celebrating are but a dreamy utopia so far from where we are as a country right now, but that’s a conversation for another day.
Truth is I love this holiday for the same reason I love all the other holidays, it’s a day off work.