A Rock Home Companion – A Celebration We Hardly Understand
and after trying to remember my three-times-a-day vitamins and trying to read an important book, and rounding down over 1800 emails in my overwhelming inbox, and exercising 5 days a week, and teaching a child how to read, and keeping the laundry not only clean but put up – AFTER SUCH MUCH TRYING –
and wanting to go out to enjoy these,I put on bug spray, knee socks, old tennis shoes, shorts, and my new Africa shirt. I put a barrette in my hair.
This year on Independence Day, we stayed at home as a family, and we left our phones in the house, and we ate prepackaged cookies out of the box. We talked about America.
And the fireworks screamed and boomed for hours, and we realized we’ve never known a thing of bombs, only color and celebration and life.