Passion Party #458 - Independence Day
I cannot think of a place I would rather spend it
than in the middle of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
No parades, no fireworks besides the nightly campfire,
no guns of any kind allowed (we're in a National Park).
An area settled by rugged families
willing to sacrifice comfort for the ability
to sit in Nature's lap
surrounded by Alpine meadows and wild flowers
Free from television and advertising
Free from telephone and internet
Free from newspapers
Free from shopping
Independence from all we are force fed every day
and free to walk as far as you can
as far as your body will carry you.