July 3rd, 2011

alan - joshua tree bloom

Independence

 We have a three day weekend to pause and think about what independence and freedom mean to us.

I just finished reading Jonathan Franzen's novel, Freedom.   It is an intense book, a look at society in the U.S. and an examination of relationship.  How can people who are trying so hard make so many mistakes and ultimately does it matter when it all comes back to forgiveness, understanding, and love, of ourselves and others.

Following is a great look at outside influences today, courtesy of Alan Stanley as posted on Facebook :

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8MjoB3vgv8&feature=player_embedded


Perhaps true freedom is knowing what we need and when it is enough.