independence day = six hour star wars marathon
i didn't see the light of day until six thirty. we walked to the rock garden of zilker park to picnic and watch the symphony play american songs to help us feel patriotic. east meets west with our two families: chicken, sushi, potato salad, krispy kremes and strawberry shortcake. together, we snuck off to the rock overlook to watch the people below. little puppies, toddlers, funny couples, drunk teens and happy old people.
fireworks sparkled, boomed, waterfalled, crackled, shimmered, exploded, pretty colors so high in the sky leaving spidery smoke clouds that slowly float away.
for the land of the free and the home of the brave.
god bless america.