There is a lot of negativity on ATS...about America and about everything else, really. So I thought I'd start a more positive topic about a place I
love: The United States of America. It's the place I'm from and where I grew up, although as some of you know I've been abroad for a long, long time.
But I love my country and I miss it deeply and often.
I understand there are lots of reasons one might have negative feelings about America and that's OK...there are plenty of other threads where you can
express those feelings. I can't make you play along, but this is intended to highlight the positive, if such a thing is even possible on ATS.
So...Americans and anyone else...share with us the things you love about America, be they big or small.
I love street hotdogs in New York
I love autumn in New England
I love Shaker furnature
I love the poetry of Walt Whitman
I love the sense of optimism that springs eternal in America
I love the way it's hard to breathe high up in the Rocky Mountains
I love the sound of insects on a country road in Georga
I love the beaches in Southern California and the rocky surf in Santa Cruz
I love the coffeshops in Ann Arbor, Michigan
I love to see American helping each other out in times of need
I love American dive-bars...the crummier the better
I love winter wheat in the north country right before harvest time
I love the old taciturn guys sitting on country porches everywhere
I love watching a roomfull of sports fans absorbed in the big football game
I love good old rock n' roll
How about you?
Seem corny to you? Guess what - I'm too old to care now.
And may God bless the United States of America.
edit on 10/24/2012 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)