How many holidays do we really need? With the new Juneteenth, and possibly more in the wings coming, what’s a person to do? Enjoy them? Hate them? Tolerate them? Heck if I know. I find them superfluous and patronizing in general. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like holidays! The time off from work is great. Of course, I end up doing chores instead. I also, try to remember to understand the reason why the holiday came about, to honor and give respect.

But, alas, that’s always the case. Sometimes, I revel in the moment, basking in the extra time that’s been allotted, never pausing to cherish the fallen in battle, or lost in history’s uncaring truths. Built on the shoulders of giants. A popular saying, no doubt. Energized with knowledge about the holidays, is no excuse to forget or make it about me and family.

My family, that is, my parents are deceased. My siblings are all alive and living in different states. With the exception of my little sister. Family get together’s, are few and far between.  Not to mention it would never happen.

My current family are mostly my critters. The dogs are precious and the cat is well, my moms. Long story attached as well. As I ponder about the Fourth of July, I have UNDERWORLD “Awakening” playing in the background, the computer on, with lite target shooting in the backyard with a resetting metal target I just bought. Shoot the top it goes down, shoot the bottom it comes back. Yay! But fun as this is, I find myself wandering throughout the house, looking for something meaningful to accomplish. To give some purpose.

I long ago gave up on that endeavor. Who knows, maybe today will start a spark that burns brighter as the hours unfold into the mystery of what the future holds.

Until then, Happy 4th of July. Happy 1st and 2nd Amendments.

NOTE: The photo is from a charming site. I do not own or claim this as mine. If the owner wants me to remove it, I will. In the meantime, take a moment to enjoy the clever stories you will find there!