Saturday, July 3, 2010

I'm Proud to be An American...


No Trespassing

Hey, y'all...I'm guesting over at Turtle's today, too. Please come see me!

So I'm not sure the significance of this sign, which I uncovered in Nags Head, NC, a few months back.

I strongly believe that being an American means that I have certain responsibilities. One, to be open to others. Two, to suspend judgment until I understand the situation. Three, to represent my country in the best way I know how...by trying to communicate with my fellow human beings.

We're all together on this crazy, mixed-up planet we call Mother Earth. I don't know if the homeowner on NC 12 South meant to send the message that the sign and the tattered flag imply, or at least the feeling I've inferred. I'm sure there's another story, which explains the significance of both.

I'd like to wish this person, and all of you, the best of weekends as we celebrate America's 234th birthday.

Hope you have a happy 4th!

24 comments:

Ruthibelle said...

same to yah!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There's nothing like one's home country!

Six-Word Vacation Destination

studio lolo said...

hmmm, that photo really does conjur up things.

I'm a woman with 2 countries, Canada and here and I love both♥

Happy, safe 4th to you and yours!

croleyc69 said...

Hope you do too.

Caroline

Mama Lisha said...

Glad you stopped by and now I'm glad I stopped by... proud to be an American too!
Love your blog!

Jeanie said...

Whatever the story is, it is an interesting and thought provoking picture. Happy 4th!

faerwillow said...

~if only more lived with the same responsible feelings as you carry...it could just be a better place...wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday weekend...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Missy said...

Awesome 6 words!

Cheryl said...

What a great photo. I share your sentiments completely. Suspension of judgment is probably the best way to live a contented life.

Happy 4th to you and yours.

kneesandpaws said...

Nags Head is my favorite vacation destination, especially Jockey's Ridge State Park where I hang glide, the beach and Awful Arthurs Oyster Bar. Thank you for visiting my blog today and for the kind words. Happy Fourth!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Hope you have a great day over there - do you get an extra day's holiday? :)

Sarah said...

Ha! A little disturbing sign says so much.

ifmomsaysok said...

The juxtaposition of the flag and sign is intriguing. It would be interesting to find out if it was intentional.

Hope you and yours have a safe and happy Fourth.

Susie said...

Happy 4th:-)

miss jo said...

I hear ya sistah ! Happy Fourth, where in SF right now we can hear/see all sorts of fireworks, legal and not, popping in the sky from around the City....Enjoy the beach !

cat said...

Hope you had a great day.

Lucy said...

I hope you enjoyed the Holiday!
My shots of our holiday can be found here: http://sedonaurbanity.blogspot.com/

Sedona Urbanity; A Slice of Heaven

Allyson said...

Well, I would say that without the flag and the military that defends it, that person would not have the right to put up a No Trespassing sign. And maybe they know it? I hope so. Another superior snap, though! Happy 4th of July to you and your family. And I'm digging through your archives to find my award to post this week. Speaking of military...it's been hell on my routine for the past 8 weeks! ;)

carma said...

maybe they've had many breakins recently -- Just trying to put a positive spin on the sign ;-)

Hope you had a relaxing weekend!

Jeff said...

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Jeff

Kaibee said...

Nothing like, a nice post about one's own beloved land. Just shows how much we owe to the lands we live in! :)

Alissa said...

Great picture! Hope you had a fun fourth!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a good 4th!

paige said...

Hmmm. Interesting.

I'm proud to be American, too!

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