July 4th

I’m not one for holidays in general. I don’t really care for Christmas or look forward to Labor Day Weekend. I’ve been called a crank for this quality, but I really don’t see the point in a lot of them, especially when you understand what they are really about. Independence Day is particularly dubious. It’s nice to see that a lot of people are questioning this day in the media (or at least the media I am reading) and asking the question: whose freedom are we really celebrating?

I’ve erroneously thought in the past that greed was an inescapable human quality. I was wrong, but it’s an easy mistake to make when you live in America. This piece by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Greed Does Not Have To Define Our Relationship to Land, is an incredibly powerful meditation for today, and I think it follows well on the heels of yesterday’s post.

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