I am so confused and troubled by grand schism that is the United States and how "values" are defined enculterated. Almost jaded because it feels as if the folk(not using this word demeaningly like O'Reily.) Are not heard, understood and hold little power. One exception, we voted in President Obama, totally confusing Rove and Dick Morris. Anyone have the piece about dividing blue states from red states?
It feels as if posting and sharing on various internetposts, blogs etc is nothing more than improving my tiping.
Was the grand mob march through Watertown and the chest thumping of Big Daady the epitome of patriotism. I was moved and challenged to reflect deeper by two stories that had noflag,but had harps. Orry, I cannot post the image of the beautifulwoman playing aharp right on the corner of Boston Marathon ground zero
Just read Diane Williamson's Worc T&G column about the Boston marathon tragedy and the fine line between patriotism and jingoism. Then I remembered a short tv news piece about a woman who came to Boston with her harp to play some soothing, profound patriotically rich music on the sidewalk edge of the yellow tape. Have been searching for that story without success yet. Found a picture. Then I found this piece by harpist Deborah Hanson Conant. So moving.... See blogs…Why Silence (sorry nolink).