Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~
I am grateful for the freedoms we experience here. The fact that so many have worked and fought and died and lived in order to protect us and our freedom is certainly worth celebrating and I'm for it.
However, I won't be going to any fireworks this year. Somehow, the whole "rockets red glare" is a bit too war-like for me. I don't like the noise, even though the pyrotechnics are sometimes glorious.
You see, I don't think war is the answer any more. As much as I would like to say I am, I am not a pacifist. How about that? A non-pacifist for peace.
May peace become our path and not just our goal.