July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July, 2011!

jasper johns flag on orange
“When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great [Smoky] mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.”
-- Adlai Stevenson
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