Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thoughts on Celebration

Today I am celebrating, but not because a man is dead. You see, I don't believe in the celebration of death, no matter how much of a monster the person who died was. Instead, I believe on the celebration of life, and that is what I am celebrating today.

Today, I am celebrating the countless lives that have surely been spared by the absence of a man. It is not important how this absence came about, as it could have just as easily come by imprisonment.

I also realize that we still have a long way to go, a long fight ahead of us, and so I keep my celebration short and reserved. I know that there are still men and women out there putting their lives on the line, putting themselves at risk - probably at greater risk for what I hope to be only a short time longer. Until these men and women are home safe with their families, I will reserve my energy, for when that day comes, the celebration will be great!