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I think it is Sunday. The day and date faded in and out all day leaving me wondering.

We did watch CBS Sunday Morning. I remember having tears and laughter as the show progressed between the deaths of the famous and Jim Carrey’s humor. The most impressive moments of the show were these:

Amazing.

But as with most shows these days, a lot centered around COVID19 and our new normal.

I knitted my day away. We actually finishing Independence Day Resurgence. I didn’t find it so awful as I had the first time I watched it. And my husband and I found interesting faces and storylines that seemed not to tie in as they should. Come to find out there is a book (Independence Day: Crucible) that should be between the two movies. So I ordered it. I will try to read it when finished with this Outlander (at chapter 117 of 142-?)

The ID2 story seems more to ring true with COVID19’s global threats. Never in my lifetime do I remember having so much in common with other countries. Sure we lived through the ducking beneath our desks in case a bomb hit. Like that would ever help. But we were very young and the in-class movies showed us the importance.

Then we had an assassination of an actual president, that we most loved. In our protestant house, there was fear of him. My parents hated that I was glued to the set as Catholic services and movies kept the sadness front and center of everyone’s minds. But I don’t remember much about how the world handled it. It was mostly global in our heads.

How about the moon landing? That was massive. But was it? It was USA landing and claiming. Sure we connected in country but maybe that wasn’t as global as we thought.

So as a reverse independence day started occurring in March, as our social groups grew smaller our minds seemed to see farther than we have, well, at least in my lifetime. On the movie Independence Day, it was by Morse Code that we connected globally to attack the enemy. For twenty years the world stayed in harmony until the next threat of the alien beings tried to kill us all.

Do you think there will be a day as we fight the enemy that all countries will unite and kill the virus and we will be at peace? Will we find a happy ending to all this? This is far harder than shooting guns and flying spaceships. The enemy is unseen. So small most of us wouldn’t know what it looks like. We wear masks not to protect us but others. There is no shield we can hold up. It is only in seeing loved ones or people two degrees from us that we can see it not as a laugh but as serious as the insectoid/octopuslike aliens.

How odd to have something so deadly pointed at us and to stand weak, yet caring for others. The old adages of TV Westerns where the hero stands between the bandit and the loved one doesn’t apply. None of the rules of the games we have learned work for this. I know my mother and parents of we older boomers worried about the scum in ponds that could, in their minds, cause polio. But I don’t think that disease was as contagious as this. I know it was horrid. I remember stories. But I don’t remember meeting anyone who had it. I did meet a couple people later in life that had recovered from it with crutches and skinny legs. I was still too young to understand anything about it. We still got to go see our grandparents and go to church and school.

With the #WDIIA, we have a prompt that helps us to meander through our thoughts. Today, the day after Independence Day my thoughts see a tiny invisible thing that is more powerful than what Will Smith had to deal with. Today means that it is day 1 on fourteen days we who are more vulnerable have to stay isolated because others need their crowds. How many will die because you need to party? Couldn’t a day of introspection of how we won our Independence and the lines left for us, “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” be better than beer and hotdogs? Isn’t my life as important as your need to carry a gun?

Okay, that was a lot of wandering around. I know others can say all this so much better than I. But I needed to say it. And now it is nearly Monday #WTIIA


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I just want to toss this out there. It is fun reading about the American Revolution on the Fourth of July. This may be the best Outlander book yet. And you know how live television mentions a holiday all day long? We’ve watched very little live TV today. Instead, we watched Independence Day. Yes, it is a classic for me. But then my book reminds me. Then I’m watching Roswell and there are all kinds of references to the movie. Never has life pointed to all we stand for and what we have to lose by not being our best selves and caring for others. I hope we can do that. Just like the movie we are fighting something globally. And this enemy doesn’t care about your religion or politics. So while we are trying to celebrate our Independence, Let’s embrace our unity and humanity.

Beyond BBQ


While my son made meat barbeque for the other carnivores in the house, I put my vegeburger in the microwave for a minute and continued to finish this:

I’d love to give the pattern but it was kind of freestyle, wing-it hat sized for a small adult or a  large child. I did the brim in garter stitch (Knit a row, Purl a row, etc.) Then flat knit stitch a row, U-wrap a row, e-wrap a row, Purl a row and alternating the rows without paying a lot of attention. It was on the white KB loom, two strands of yarn one olive green the other striated green and beige. I miss socks! Must start a new pair soon!

 

Off topic: Hope your 4th was fun and safe! How many watch the movie every year? (Raising hand) Oh, and I hope all are recovered from the earthquakes today.

One-Liner Wednesday


Happy Independence Day to my USA friends! (Midnight is an hour and ten minutes away)

This is a prompt challenge by Linda  G. Hill. Thanks for the fun!

 

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