Friday, July 04, 2008
HAPPY JULY 4!
It's Independence Day for the US .. the day we celebrate our independence ... yet yesterday I was reading the newsletter from one of our local Farmer's Markets and the focus wasn't on 'independence' as much as it was on 'INTER-Dependence' -- which I think rings more true to me.
While I believe in self-sufficiency, especially in these days of high prices and so many of our trusted establishments being exposed for fradulent behavior, I don't know of anyone, or any group, or any establishment, that doesn't depend on 'others' in some way or another.
We depend on family members and friends for encouragement, support and love, our employers for an income, farmers for our food, construction workers for our homes, doctors for our healthcare, etc., etc. As the world grows ever smaller, we become even more 'dependent' on others for economic and political stablity.
Here in the art community, we depend on our friends for friendship and encouragement -- and I can't but help but think that is a GOOD thing ... it keeps us working together, especially toward common goals.
So today, Independence Day, I'd like to take a moment to thank YOU for the INTER-Dependence of your friendship, encouragement, support and kindness ..... and CELEBRATE our working together! Not to take anything away from our country's celebration, but more to bring the concept a bit closer to home.
HAPPY JULY 4TH!!