I hope you’re having a pleasant celebration with your family and friends. Today, in light of what’s happening in our nation and all over the world, and as I think about my novel which takes place before (maybe during) the French and Indian War, which was a precursor in many ways to the American Revolution, I can’t help but think it would be helpful if everyone meditated on what it means to have to fight for your independence.
Maybe you’re already fighting that fight. If so, keep at it. Don’t give up. Maybe it’s just a history lesson for you at this point, but amid fireworks and hamburgers, I want to remember what this day really commemorates.
I did the whole hamburger thing already today, so I’m going to take this evening to think about the holiday and connect with loved ones I couldn’t see in person today. Serialized fiction will return next week with the next installment of Rings of Saturn, with the next Pathogen the week after that.
Happy writing, happy celebrating, and happy meditating if you choose to do so.