A Trail of Musings
The heavens might have rained on some July 4th parades but, on the whole, we Americans held up fairly well. That said, rolling dark clouds will be back, sooner or later.
Incidentally, on the creek trail that graces our community, folks keep talking about the weather, even though everyone has already listened to the same weather forecast before heading out. Given such consensus building among us, I forecast that rain-or-shine will remain the talk of the town for ages to come. Just kidding, of course.
Seriously, we have souls from the past sharing our trail. They can't care less about the weather, however. Walt Whitman is one of them, thanks to my silent invitation. I like this free-verse poet who, by virtue of his Leaves of Grass, tells me a lot about his fellow Americans trailblazing through their Civil War years.
I believe there’s always a rejuvenated America taking shape ahead. Shall we walk on?
—— Lingyang Jiang