I spent all of Sunday wondering what to post today – whether or not to put up some sort of deep thinkpiece about The State of America On This Independence Day. And indeed, there’s an awful lot to be said about our nation at this particular historical juncture.
None of which you want to read right now, because you’ve got cookouts to go to and fireworks to watch. I mean, it’s a holiday – why are you reading an actors’ blog post? It’s a lovely summer day! Put down that tablet or iPhone or whatever and go live a little!
That goes for me too. The next few weeks for me are rather busy, as I get ready to shoot a short film, try and revise an election-themed one-act in time for the fall, and put together a developmental table-reading of my newest full-length play. Hopefully, all of The Important Things I Have To Say will make themselves heard there.
We declared our Independence in July of 1776. But it took many years of strife and struggle before we reached December 15, 1791, when these sacred words were written:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
So everybody have fun peaceably assembling today. I’ll probably be joining you for a while, before heading back to my keyboard to turn my various grievances into something worthwhile. If I succeed, I’ll be sure to speak of it here.
Happy 4th of July everybody!