Sunday, July 5, 2009

This is America





**Please click on the above picture if it's not all showing. I am once again having sizing issues :0

I cannot think of a better picture of the Fourth of July. No there aren't any fireworks or flags but to me this is America.

The smiling boy, full of hope, optimism and joy, like the American spirit so many are drawn to around from around the world. The standard American fare beside him--Coca Cola, nachos, junk food. Symbols of America. The blur next to him--America is never slowing down. The mix of the crowd--we do not have a national language, we don't have a similar look (OK most of do have big, blonde hair in the Lone Star State). We are a melting pot, of cultures, ideas, traditions.

And of course, the football field lit up with the bright lights. This is small town Texas. The only place to be on Friday nights in the fall; the only place for our small town to be on the Fourth of July.

Happy Birthday America!

3 comments:

Brian and Staci said...

Oh Lisa...I'm ashamed...to me...the picture looked like the guy was missing a leg...and I thought you were going to say it reminded you of veterans that have risked and given their lives so that we could sit and watch football games and be free...I'm sooo glad you explained it was the little boy with the smile on his face...on my computer...I can only see a little tiny bit of his face...I watched the movie Pearl Harbor today...wow! I was boohooing...maybe I'm feeling a little patriotic--or could be hormones? Whatever it was...soooo glad to live in The Land of the Free :) HAPPY 4th!!!!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I am so sorry Staci!
I am trying everything to shrink down this pic. If anyone has any tips, please let me know.

dani said...

happy belated 4th, lisa!!!
you are right; that photo captures the true essence of america:)
much love,
dani xxxxxx