But It Is Patriotism
"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
The series of American Flags around the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
Here's to a better year in which people can band together and focus more on the similarities between each other rather than the differences. To me, the universal problems affecting all of us (in some way or another) will be a lot easier to see and seem a lot less uncontrollable once we take that first step.
Happy 4th of July, everyone!
(For some great thoughts by other Flickr members around the idea of independence day and the American flag evoking feeling from folks, I'd direct you to another American Flag shot)