Streets We Walk

It is on these same streets we walk as our ancestors did before.

So many things have happened since then. Not all of them good, not all of them bad. Just a lot of things.

The sights, scenes and (for lack of a better word at the moment) sketchy-ness of the last several months are just so incredibly bizarre to us, living here in modern day America.

Why now? Why Today? What has me thinking?

Well, it is literally seven full months since our “lock down” – and while we are not still in that place, we are still not in our normal place. I stopped counting. Stopped adding tally marks. Stopped focusing on the crazy.

But, should we have stopped?

I spent the day in Philadelphia today – walking historic areas, getting reminders of how wonderful our life actually is – and how they (our nation’s founders) fought for us to be free.

The risks they took, to do what they thought was right, is inspiring. It always is. Maybe today, just so much more.

I was saddened though, by the sights seen. The freedoms revoked. The shops closed. The streets full of restaurants trying to survive. The boarded up windows. The people in masks walking by The Liberty Bell. The museums that are only allowed to teach and inspire via an online platform.

This is where we are right now, but this can’t last much longer. We need to do what is right and to regain our freedoms. Otherwise, I am not sure that we have earned the right to these streets we walk.

~ Dawn aka Hat Girl

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