We are living in a demented world. And we know it. It would not come as a surprise to anyone if tomorrow the madness gave way to afrenzy which would leave our poor Europe in a state of distracted stupor, with engines still turning and flags streaming in the breeze, but with the spirit gone. – Author: Johan Huizinga
I do not know what I expected as the world restarts. I did not expect how out of sync it would be. Hitting a wall comes to mind, I. reminds me, but on a much larger scale when the air traffic system was restarted after the shutdown following 9/11. As air traffic controllers, we thought shutting it down was a challenge. It turned out to be just as challenging to get it all going again. This post-pandemic start-up feels a lot the same – but bigger.
Part of me has enjoyed the respite. No pressure to go places. Enjoy reading, PBS Kansas, and catching up on stuff around the house. I did not expect the lethargy. It has not been refreshing, not really.
Hitting The Wall As We Celebrate
This weekend we celebrate the Fourth of July in America. Our independence as a nation. Even that seems to have had a wet blanket thrown on it with the political drama and intrigue lurking in the shadows. So I thought I would remind us of some facts from history. Take heart, America has seen dark, very dark times before and we have come back stronger. Here is an article to serve as a reminder.
I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory–I can see that the end is more than worth all the means and that posterity will triumph in that day’s transaction. – John Adams
We are that posterity and we will triumph. And just for fun, here is a test of your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence complements of Wallbuilders.