Hey guys! The holiday is over and we can all go back to not feeling guilty about not having a postcard life. I didn’t call anyone; there’s no one to call anymore.
Anyway, I’m working at creating new art, so here’s a video of a previous piece that I worked on. Like most, Chadwick Boseman played a lot of characters, but it was his role as Tchalla, the Black Panther, that made me happy.
When he passed it felt so unfair! I had to do something with that energy. So like many of my fellow artists I did a picture of him.
That exceptionally handsome young man is the son of a soldier. He’s the grandson of one as well and the father of a soldier. My family are soldiers like Skywalkers are Jedi.
I grew up saying the pledge of allegiance. I was a cub scout, boy scout, and Captain America was my favorite superhero. Of course I knew we weren’t perfect; I grew up in the south in the 70’s and there was no hiding from THAT. But I picked fights with bullies and loved rock(i.e. classic rock). I was fine.
I guess I still serve my country. My jobs since I got out have been with various agencies. But I do it from outside now.
I dream of people I killed occasionally.
Being a patriot isn’t about blindly thinking your country is perfect. It’s about having a family, knowing a few have serious problems and trying to work it out.
Do what you can when you can to be supportive. And loving your family doesn’t mean you automatically hate everyone else, right?