A Little Less Independence Day

In Savannah, Georgia

On the grounds of Ft. Pulaski National Monument. Just days removed from the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned the protections for a woman’s right to choose set in Roe v. Wade, this Independence Day feels a a bit barren and deadened, like the trees in this shot, given the restrictions on freedom of choice that the decision allows.

But we know when trees lose their leaves, it’s not necessarily because they’re dead. More likely than not, they are just dormant, awaiting springtime conditions to awaken and sprout again. Maybe we’re in this strangely cyclical moment between blooming, a dormancy that needs the right conditions and the right attention to reawaken.

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” Bill Clinton

Happy (?) Independence (?) Day.

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