July 4th – Blood, Sweat and Tears

I participate every year in a ceremony of July 4th at Hopewell Furnace National Park where we read, sing and lecture about the
scope of the American”Brexit” from England. While the 4th is often a-wash in hotdogs, beer and fireworks , it is well to remember the first one was enacted when these men could be hung for treason, when
brother fought brother, when slavery was still contested. It is right that blood, sweat and tears can give over to gaiety 240 years later. But just like Memorial Day and D-Day the blood flowered our
growing nation. Let us not forget life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness came at a price…and these three ideals for which we paid are priceless today.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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