It is Memorial Day. Throughout the weekend, a steady stream of motorcycles, trucks, campers, boats and assorted vehicles have moved over American highways, driven by people seemingly in a hurry to get somewhere. There will be barbecues, furniture sales, yard sales. This three day weekend is considered the beginning of the summer travel season but the added Monday - Memorial Day or Decoration Day - was set aside to honor those who died while serving in the armed forces. Many now celebrate the memory of all who died before us, in addition to those who served.
If I were somehow able to time travel and be in the presence of so many stellar spirits, I would go up to each with a flower, and say "thank you." Since it is important to say "thank you" every day, I do it here with variations on a theme of wisteria in their fragrant bloom. This is only the second bloom the vines have produced in seventeen years. Significance for the coming months?
until next Monday,
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