(Merry Christmas, if you celebrate.  The Temptations’ rendition of this hymn is my favorite song of the season.  The last week begins.  Day 359…)

As I sit around by the fireplace, watching the gleaming tree.  If I had one wish in this world, it would be that all men would be free…

Red
White
And blue.
Our country has a fascination with bloodshed underneath starry skies
But today
Let there be no extra proof the flag is still there
We need healing
Fingers cramped from squeezing triggers
Or fists raised in freedom
Hug someone
Tell someone you love them.
Rest underneath the star spangled, victim soaked banner
Then rip it open like the joy that comes in the morning