So lately I've been really getting into tuning into all of the crazy events that are going on around us this year.
It's a crazy year so far, the buzz around us is nuts. There's so much going on and changing on a local, national, and global scene it's kinda hard
to not get drawn into the recent events and feel some passion, anger, yet most of all plain love for some of it.
I love the way the Egyptian people came for what they wanted, and got it peacefully. I feel love for the people of Bahrain and what they've endured.
I love the teachers, fire men, police in Wisconsin that are sticking their necks out in chase of an American dream. It's about just providing what's
right for yourself and those around you. About distribution of resources and joy to all of those who have the privilege of living in this country.
I was reading through the MoveOn.org stuff, and signed their rally for the people of Wisconsin. I was talking to a few friends about the possibility
of attending an event in their honor like many are this nation on Saturday, when I decided to take a break. I'd been so drawn into staying on top of
events today, and doing some inner exploration that I hadn't taken too much time to step outside.
So I decided to do so. Grabbed the dog, and just walked into the backyard to sit and cloud watch. Found some interesting shapes, was looking around to
find some similar clouds when something large in the sky struck my eye.
I inspected it closer, and saw that it was definitely a bird with a large wing span. After a few more moments it started doing a bit of a spin and I
could clearly see that it was, low and behold, a large and beautiful bald eagle that just happened to come into my POV within moments of me stepping
outside. It flew a bit lower and closer, circled twice and in awe I grabbed my phone to shoot my friend a text about it -- see if he could step out
and witness it as well.
By the time I looked back up it was gone, and I couldn't find it anywhere in sight. Kind of depressing as I would have loved to watch it longer...
but it was still definitely quite the sight to see after what was such a patriotic day for me!!!
Speaking of patriotism, what is the American dream to you?
Van Jones "American Dream Movement"