“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Loving D.C., and every year when I come visit my girls, I sort of don’t want to leave. This year though, I got a little bit more out of the trip. I’ll explain.
After work the other day, Peaches, Eggplant and I took the opportunity to go on a monument walk. The sky was perfectly blue, the air just cool enough and the monuments were just begging to be explored. It’d be a while for all of us since we’d been back, and as we walked through the memorials to Lincoln, Jefferson, MLK and all the great men and women that forged the nation we have today, we realized that the words inscribed in stone took on new meaning in today’s climate. We reflected on where we’d been as a nation, how hard it was to get here, and all the trials and tribulations that we’ve endured since those famous words were inscribed in 1776. It gave us hope, something that many of those around me have been lacking in the past week, that maybe it’s going to be alright, but not without some optimism, and some hard work by every single person under the stars and stripes.
And in the last bit of serious, I leave you with this, written on the walls of the FDR monument:
In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice, the path of faith, the path of hope and the path of love towards our fellow man.
Anyway, how are you this week? Who’s ready for a short one next? EFF YEAH, I AM. Here’s a few tidbits to entertain us all until then. They are mostly silly and sparse, because that’s where my mind was this week.
Does anyone understand the mannequin challenge? It’s sort of weird, but it’s less weird when Sesame Street joins the fun.
A message for all of us to hear, from the cast of Hamilton.
Let’s not repeat history, k?
Good job, Mattel, on finally starting to make Barbie real.
What does your desk say about you? I’m a personaliser to the nth degree!
And finally, as you ready for Thanksgiving…Party guests overstaying their welcome? These are some subtle ways to get them it’s time to scram.
That’s all I’ve got. Have a great week!
Written before breakfast, after a great night’s sleep.