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originally posted by: Night Star
Ooooooh another awesome one! Love it! I saved yours and the one Wis posted!
Thank you guys soooo much!!!!!! Bedtime now.
IS this the land our fathers loved, The freedom which they toiled to win?
Is this the soil whereon they moved? Are these the graves they slumber in?
Are we the sons by whom are borne The mantles which the dead have worn?
And shall we know and share with him The danger and the growing shame?
And see our Freedom's light grow dim, Which should have filled the world with flame?
And, writhing, feel, where'er we turn, A world's reproach around us burn?
Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.
Citizens, your fathers made good that resolution. They succeeded; and to-day you reap the fruits of their success. The freedom gained is yours; and you, therefore, may properly celebrate this anniversary. The 4th of July is the first great fact in your nation’s history—the very ring-bolt in the chain of your yet undeveloped destiny.
Pride and patriotism, not less than gratitude, prompt you to celebrate and to hold it in perpetual remembrance. I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.
From the round top of your ship of state, dark and threatening clouds may be seen. Heavy billows, like mountains in the distance, disclose to the leeward huge forms of flinty rocks! That bolt drawn, that chain broken, and all is lost. Cling to this day—cling to it, and to its principles, with the grasp of a storm-tossed mariner to a spar at midnight.
~Frederick Douglass speech (July 5, 1852) "What to the slave is the Fourth of July"
Behold, the dark clouds melt away,
That gathered thick at night,
and hung So like a gloomy pall above the earth!
Before thy magic touch, the world Awakes.
The birds in chorus sing.
The flowers raise their star-like crowns—
Dew-set, and wave thee welcome fair.
The lakes are opening wide in love
Their hundred thousand lotus-eyes
To welcome thee, with all their depth.
All hail to thee, thou Lord of Light!
~Swami Vivekananda 4th of July, 1898
But we've found it best to stay hidden under the cloak of invisibility...just take my word for it.
originally posted by: LookingForABetterLife
Getting straight to the point, I feel like lousy today. It's due to being off of at least 5 of my medications. All I want to do is sleep. I may be awake right now but not very much so. The med issue has to do with the pharm not being able to contact the dr okaying the refills. I may explain more about that later one.
I went in yesterday for my testing for my heart catheter tomorrow. Came home, cooked dinner and went to bed about 7pm.
The catheter will be done at 8am central time. I'll be doped up on valium at the time. If I require a heart stint I will be in the hospital overnight. Therefore I'll be back here once I can be here.