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Just another day

In Updates on July 4, 2013 by triotriotrio Tagged: ,

Flag from Fort McHenry

Flag from Fort McHenry

Is the 4th just another day?

It is in Hong Kong. This is my third Fourth of July in Hong Kong and I find myself a little more reflective than usual. I do not tend to be a flag carrying, apple pie eating kind of person but being away from America at these key junctures and has given me a new perspective on what it means to be an American.

I find myself not only missing the food and places but also the small nuances that make us unique. On a recent trip to America I was totally absorbed into listening to the accents. I was savoring the turn of phrases that people use. And I especially soaked in the patriotic symbols that are around every corner that only came to my light when they were absent so long.

So Happy Birthday USA!