Honor and Respect

It’s been a rough many weeks of sheltering in place.
This date marks the SEVENTY-SIXTH day for those of us in Illinois.
Just another day.
Maybe a Monday?
Who knows?!
It hardly seems like a holiday.

For the record: IT IS MONDAY, MAY 25th, 2020

Our restrictions soften officially May 29th, but I’m pretty sure there will be some rule breaking today.
We need it.

People are restless, frustrated, bored, lonely, angry, and scared.
Those emotions do not contribute to happy, cooperative, friendly folks.

A wee bit of socializing on a beautiful late spring day will fill our vessels immensely.
In honor of those men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, we will come together in remembrance with respect and celebration.
We will fill our cups.
And our souls.
We will toast in gratitude.
Cups raised high to the sacrifices made by courageous people.
And to our personal prosperity, whatever that means to us.

And tomorrow, may we recognize it’s Tuesday with a refreshed sense of purpose.
Grateful to those who sacrifice in their own ways daily.


About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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