It’s the time of year I think about ancestors who fought for this country. I think about what it meant when I was growing up. About the good and bad ways things have changed since then. I come to no conclusions, really. I know I love this land and wish it well. I wish every country well and am so sad by all the suffering in the world at the moment. This is not a new thing but the scale seems disheartening. But we can’t spend our time obsessing about the evil in the world.
I will just try to do whatever good I can and focus on what is good. What else is there?
And there is so much that is good.
This is what it looks like south of me. Alice and I are planning a trip to Amish country soon. It’s been too long.
I love the song America the Beautiful and especially love the way Beyonce sang it at President Obama’s 2008 Inauguration.