This poem is about accepting and loving things as they are and seems appropriate for what is such a wonderful holiday weekend for Americans.
I know not how it is with you
I love the first and last
The whole field of the present view
The whole flow of the past.
One tittle of the things that are,
Nor you should change or I,
One pebble in our path - one star
In all our heaven of sky.
The American television series 'Friends' accompanied my children while they were growing up. it could always be relied on to have them laughing and we all felt that they were our friends. In one episode Rachel describes her July the Fourth memory as being the happiest moment in her childhood. The whole family under a blanket watching the fireworks from their boat. It did sound lovely.
So happy Fourth of July everyone.
|A photo from an American cookery book, celebrating the Fourth of July|