Happy Fourth of July to my American readers. I hope this day is pleasant and relaxing, filled with fireworks, good food, and time with family. My plans are low key, My back has been hurting, but I am getting better. He is a photo of what I may wear tonight, If I feel well.
I used a filter, they grey tones expressed how I feel right about now. But enough about me. Lets talk Fourth of July!
I made a "flag" out of my striped beach cover up, and a close up of my Sonia Rykiel bag, the black turned to navy.. as you know the bag was a gift from a dear friend. It is not the best flag, but it is homemade , and comes in part, from a special bag, from a dear friend. It is raining out and I may not see a real one!
I wan to add the last paragraph of America the Beautiful here. We can get lost in the commercial side of things:
O beautiful for Patriot dreams That sees beyond the years . Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears. America! America! God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
Gosh how is wish I could type that without sensing the ironic and false. This is a great country, but it IS dimmed by human tears. In NYC, there are so many terror alerts. We worry about our friends in Greece, about out soldiers, about our future, about explosives -and not the pretty kind. NYC is a fabulous place, welcoming and inclusive, but I would not call it gleaming unless you look at Park avenue and and other select pockets of wealth.
Still, The goodness does shine. Strangers do act kindly to one another, when they are asked to, when they disengage from the phones and answer a call for help. They donate time and money. Those less fortunate scrape by with admirable fortitude. Yet, some of our liberties are slipping away. I needed to mention this on a holiday that celebrates this wonderful right.
Now back to the commercial, stylish and fabulous. A close up of the bag I have been wearing in many posts. I did promise a close up and here it is. Everyrtime I wear it , I think of my friend, and all of the sadness in the world seems lighter.
Sending love and warmth to my readers. Even though we celebrate our country today, lets remember that we all are citizens of this world!