The American Lesson

we make mistakes.

we have fucked up a dozen times a dozen.

but what makes us special

what makes us really great

is our ability to get up

try again

and do better next time.

We are not afraid to try

for in trying lies the adventure

the lessons

and the stories.

It’s not the freedom

nor the opportunity.

it’s the bravery

of trying to accomplish

which makes this country special.

The beauty of everything lies

not in the mistakes

nor the accomplishments

but in the act

of trying again.

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12 Comments on “The American Lesson”

  1. Matt Says:

    Well said.

    Happy 4th!

  2. TerryC Says:

    And here I thought you would tell us America was about hot chicks.
    Nice post!

  3. VampireFeet Says:

    Bubbles? It took me a second to get it. But I got it!

  4. Loren Says:

    As they say ” It’s the journey, not the destination.”

  5. Brian Says:

    Love the bubble angle!

  6. range Says:

    America is about the hot chicks. Happy 4th!
    Probably more, but hey, hot chicks are hot.

  7. Minic Rivera Says:

    Happy 4th! Cherish the independence and be thankful.

  8. more fun conversations ahead with you and this great blog and meeting place. Happy 4th.

  9. David Krug Says:

    Again u’ve nearly inspired me to tears. The first time was when i watched this video. Reminds me of a few friends in the service who have gone out and gone out quietly.

    If this video embed works great. If not you can check it out :

    To me this song is about those who have gone and tried and tried again. And here we are living their dreams.

    Thanks for making my life a lot better this year Char and all.

    David Krug

  10. Robert Bruce Says:

    Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, etc.

    Happy 4th man.

    I’m sure you celebrated your independence in style…

  11. Kristine Says:

    Point taken. Pop!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    The irony is that the man who brought you independance, Thomas Jefferson, was a slave owner…so it goes

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