Interdependence Day

Photo: Carlsbad, California from an antique biplane.

Photo: Carlsbad, California from an antique biplane.

The concept of independence is attractive, but did you ever see Tom Hanks' character in "Castaway?" It's a sad, and lonely story of being cut off from the world.

Almost everything we enjoy is best shared with others, which is not to discount solitude. When we engage in solo activities that fulfill us, we actually feel more connected to others, and understand our places in the world.

It's important for us to realize the freedoms we enjoy, both individually, and collectively. While we celebrate our nation's birthday, may we also appreciate our interdependence. When we connect with our interdependence the peace we feel shows on our face, and speaks through our actions.

Happy Fourth of July!