Props: The Fourth of July
The Fourth of July: hamburgers, hot dogs, picnic blankets, and amateur
pyro-technicians. For years that’s all the fourth was to me, a mini family reunion
with fireworks. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m as patriotic as the next person, I just
never gave it much thought. But this year is a little different. This year I’m spending
If you ever get a post card of the Golden Gate Bridge I can assure you it
does no justice to its magic. The mist on the water, the low hanging clouds on the
mountains…unbelievable. I look forward to watching the fireworks explode over the
Bay and I anticipate it being my most memorable Fourth to date. But besides being
extremely picturesque, this fourth holds a lot of importance because it marks my
independence as an individual. Like our founding fathers that separated themselves
from Brittan, I am separating myself from my parents as I go off to college in 5 days.
Granted my parents aren’t tax-happy tyrants, but I do have a better understanding
of independence. It’s a blessing and a curse; it means being able to make any choice
you want, good or bad, and taking responsibility for your own actions. But with
freedom you can really change the world, which is exactly what our independence
as a country did.
As Americans, we are all born with endless opportunity and on this day we
celebrate it. So as you light your sparklers and eat your barbecue, keep in mind that
this is a day that celebrates our origins and our future as a whole and as individuals.
So here’s to you America: the brave and beautiful. Happy Fourth of July to everyone.
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