Although I’m sad that my cousin Tim is not on the planet to enjoy the 4th this year, surely he’s setting off his own blaze-of-glory fireworks wherever he may be right now. Tim was indeed a Patriot, so I will be celebrating, setting off fireworks and getting drunk tonight like a Good Kentucky Boy – because I’m sure he’d rather me do that than be all sad and somber. I might even take a notion to literally launch some sigils into the ethers using the fireworks as vehicles for them tonight. So in honor of being able to celebrate life and death (as we Pagans, Witches and Others-of-Like-Mind are wont to do):
Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans!