Wednesday, July 04, 2007

A rich tapestry

Plenty of fireworks throughout the neighborhood as we walked tonight; firecrackers, colorful fountains, sparklers, rockets. Over 100 degrees here today; a glowing red cactus flower seemed appropriate for the 4th and the weather.

It was much cooler in the SF Bay area where this photo was taken, at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. One of the places we visited during our recent trip. A trip of family celebrations, modern art, Asian art, superb food, classical Indian dance. Colorful shops, crowded streets, eclectic people. Different perspectives. Reminder of how the mix of diverse cultures and traditions, different ways of thinking have built and influenced this country.

Happy 4th to all.

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We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
~ Maya Angelou

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