July 4th

Today, I am thankful for freedom.  The freedom not enjoyed by my ancestors; to go where I want and when I want, to think for myself, to read without it being a secret, to look any person in the eye and speak my mind, to worship any god I choose, to be considered a person and not property.

I am mostly thankful for the freedom to be me, whoever I might be.

(Maybe this should’ve been my Juneteenth post, but I’ve always reflected on The 4th this way.)

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