7/5/09

America Looks Up, Goes "Ahhhh"

That's right, the Fourth of July brought us the usual fiery display, all spiderwebbery skeins of sparkle glory.

Being the proud American that I am, I found a seat on Mass Ave, propped a Jameson's on my knee and proceeded to make yummy noises along with the assembled crowd.

"Ewwww," I went, as the kids behind me sang Neil Diamond (ironically, of course.)

"Ahhhhh," I continued, as the five-year-olds in front ran wild beneath their parents eyes.

"Ohhhhh," we all sighed as the final display kicked out the jams, reds, whites and blues mixing with oranges, yellows and greens that were meant to look jewel-like, but were more Starburst (the candy) seeming than anything.

Still, hard to look down on a sky filled with fire, man-made or otherwise.

Now if only we could get rid of that horrid anthem! "America the Beautiful," anyone?

p.s. Votes also accepted for "This Land is Your Land."

2 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

Why not just go right to the Neil Diamond? With "the huddled clothes" and all? (Huddled clothes? The hell?) Always a crowd-pleaser. We heard it, and I got that shivery patriotic feeling. ;)

July 5, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger G-D said...

I once got all shivery at Elvis' "An American Trilogy." Worse, it was during a laser show at Stone Mountain where they were making the bas relief Confederate Memorial* come "alive" through the magic of lights.

*The memorial was created by the same sculptor who gave us Mount Rushmore** -- Gutzon Borglum

**Both Stone Mtn. and Mt. Rushmore were once sacred Indian sites -- before being desecrated.

July 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM  

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