I was lying in my living room the other night when I heard a huge explosion. Really loud. I took a little notice of my heartbeat, it stayed about even. Then last night, I heard another, really big "POW". Bigger than a legal firework. A real window shaker. This time I was a little perturbed.

It wasn't until tonight that I realized that July 4th was right around the corner.

Was I really that dead to things? Am I that self centered? -- Am I that far removed from mainstream society? Am I blind to the holidays which cause tears? I suppose that is so.

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