Happy Independence Day, American Spark Friends!!
Saturday, July 04, 2020
American Sparkies' expressions of good will to Canada on Canada Day July 1st were so much appreciated.
And now it's your turn!! July 4th!! Independence Day for you . . . and a day that often makes me think about how INTERdependent Canada is with the USA.
We share a long border which throughout most of our neighbourly history has been wide open and undefended. Across that border we share much culturally, too: music, TV shows, movies, books, art . . .
It seems to me that right now our COVID situation further underlies our interdependence, both politically and with respect to health realities.
Now more than ever before, we rely upon each other: to do the right thing. To set aside any political differences or bi-partisan "signalling". To work together to contain the spread of this virus: wearing masks in public please, and washing our hands, and maintaining physical distancing.
We are interdependent. As countries. As states or provinces within our countries. And even as individuals within our respective countries too.
The virus knows no boundaries. Our health depends quite literally upon each other.
We have always been interdependent. We just realize it more now.
Many American Sparkies have expressed a wish for a peaceful, quiet, mutually respectful 4th of July celebration. And that's what we wish for you, too!!
Happy Independence Day! Respectful INTERdependence Day. Go forth . . . with a mask!!