a great day, today
The Boy and I spent much of the day together - first fishing, then a jaunt downtown. It was another fruitless day on the water unfortunately, but we had a great time in the cool sun with virtually the whole place to ourselves. We'd made haircut appointments downtown mid-afternoon, so we made a trip of it. I like to show him about the city's center and hope that he'll become familiar with it before he turns into one of those teens who can only gawk (as I was).
(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)
In the wake of 9/11, we [in America] have made the decision as a society that we can never again create something in which we can take pride, for fear that someone will destroy it. Moreover, we must suppress any trace of individualism, lest someone have the desire to rise above the bland sameness that protects us. I have, alas, no idea how to recapture our courage.
-Anonymous post to boingboing.net, 2009