Tuesday, July 04, 2006
It Still Does It
The Star Spangled Banner still brings tears to my eyes. If I live in Canada for 50 years, I think it will still happen. We're watching the end of the Macy's fireworks display. What I thought was the grand finale, with the National Anthem, was beautiful, the fireworks choreographed with the music, people singing with hands over their hearts, older people simply standing with their hands over their hearts. It touched my heart as I remembered all the years we lived in the US and sang that anthem ourselves. Then they had the finale . . . Liza Minelli singing New York, New York. Not exacting thrilling to me. But it was in New York, so I guess they thought that was appropriate. It was nice to hear the National Anthem again, anyway!