Independence Day 10 comments

Posted by grampa in the real shit (Wednesday July 4, 2007 at 9:54 pm)

So I really haven’t ever figured out how to spend this particular day.  I have a long, sordid history with Independence Day.  When I was a practicing addict, this was my biggest using holiday.  I’ve gotten better about things in the past few years but, inevitably, as the sun goes down and the fireworks start going off, when the smell of sulfur starts wafting through the breeze accompanied by the joyous shrieks of children, I get transported back in time.

My recollections of the 4th of July’s past contain many memories.  I think back to fallen friends and past lives – where the highs were sheerly majestic and the lows were way to low.  I can’t help but feel melancholy for those that aren’t here to see today.  Nor can I help but laughing at the memories of days gone by.

So tonight, as I sit my solitary (by choice) vigil, straddling the past and future, know that all of you, either near or far, live or dead, are in my thoughts and that the future, though frought with peril, is still bright and beckoning.


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Nice to know you’re still around and kicking… ;P

It was a rainy, dreary fourth over here, so I hope you at least had some sunshine. :)

Comment by theinsider — Thursday.July.5.2007 @ 4:21 am

I saw the word “straddling” and drifted off for a bit.

Comment by PeeWee — Friday.July.6.2007 @ 3:55 am

hullo grampa, nice to hear from you.

Comment by anonymous mom — Friday.July.6.2007 @ 8:44 am

I was blasted on margaritas while the boys blew-off roman candles.
to date:
no american hero’s spotted.
no red wizards present.
and no salad consumed.

regardless of that…
still hold the rank of ledge lord.
and still a fine life.

Comment by Yankee Doodle Yow — Friday.July.6.2007 @ 10:28 am

Right on, G. Right on. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Comment by 123Valerie — Friday.July.6.2007 @ 11:15 am

Learn from the past and strive for a better future!

Comment by DrinkJack — Sunday.July.8.2007 @ 6:45 am

great post this year and last. i feel you on this, i really do.

reminds me this tupac song…

eyes bluried
sayin’ goodbye at the cemetary
tho’ memories fade
I got your name tated on my arm
so we both ball till’ my dying days
before I say goodbye
Kato, we’re meant to rest in peace
Thug till I die

Comment by piglet — Monday.July.9.2007 @ 9:09 pm

Wish I’d come here sooner, I’d have sent some spirit to commune with ya.
As I am an impressionable soul, I can tell you that your story of JJ will be something that I’ll think of every 4th of July from now on. Glad that you have, at least, the memories.
The future? Bring it on!
Missed you…

Comment by One Wink — Saturday.July.14.2007 @ 3:59 am


Comment by 123Valerie — Tuesday.July.31.2007 @ 10:31 am

I left the comment on the wrong post. I was “yessing” your new love. Major blogger faux pas.

Comment by 123Valerie — Tuesday.July.31.2007 @ 10:32 am

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