Last summer, when traveling on a short trip abroad with my friend Amelia, we found ourselves squeezed on public transportation, always a great place for people watching.
As we looked around (as we always do) my friend and I noticed that there were no tattoos. Since we live in the Western United States (California and Nevada) we see A LOT of ink. I live in walking distance of at least five tattoo parlours. And I’m not talking seedy holes in seedy strip malls. It is everywhere. My kids know how many teachers have tramp stamps or verses written on their wrists and other inked in decorations. We’re one of the few inkless families around.
Anyway, then we started to talk that everyone looked the same more or less. There was some diversity but not as much as we have at home.
And the point is that if you look at the US Olympic team we don’t all look the same. We don’t act the same. We don’t pray the same. We aren’t the same. Yet, WE ARE the same in our hearts and souls.
Our union isn’t make upon blood lines or DNA or family ties or tradition. It is something far more special than that. It is about the freedom to break ties. It is the freedom to be different, yet part of the club. It is like love in the fact that it is blind, but grows to be wise and nurturing.
It is the freedom to be a Vampire or a Werewolf even if it is just in spirit and for fun. Ghosts on the other hand….that is a different blog post.
And speaking of such things – nobody can have fun like we can…really, think about it. Think of all the goofy silly things we do just for fun.
We agree in that we will celebrate our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness together, and agree that we can disagree. For like I tell my kids, life would be boring if we all were the same.
Appreciate what we have and the life, love and work of those who have gone before us.
Teach your children to fly and make their own world, based on our values, morals and truth but let them own it. To me that is what makes us Americans.
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~ Have a good Labor Day Weekend everyone!
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman