Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sweet Land of Liberty

In honor of the peaceful transfer of power today's stitching is devoted to Mirabilia's Lady of the Flag. She is representative of so many things. Designed after 9/11 Nora Corbett writes "that this piece was about healing, but also about the beauty of our country and human nature." She writes that she was "still sad but also hopeful".

Lady of the Flag, on this day, January 20, 2009, represents to me the hope I have for our country. That days of peace are ahead, that the financial system will work out it's kinks and that most importantly we don't just take care of ourselves, but each other.


I hate that I have let Lady of the Flag linger in a photo box for so long. She deserves better.

I Am A Patriot
lyrics by Little Steven

And the river opens for the righteous, someday
I was walking with my brother
And he wondered what was on my mind
I said what I believe in my soul
It ain't what I see with my eyes
And we can't turn our backs this time

I am a patriot
and I love my country
Because my country is all I know
I want to be with my family
With people who understand me
I got nowhere else to go
I am a patriot
And the river opens for the righteous, someday

I was talking with my sister
She looked so fine
I said baby what's on your mind
She said I want to run like the lion
Released from the cages
Released from the rages
Burning in my heart tonight

I am a patriot
and I love my country
Because my country is all I know

And I ain't no communist,
and I ain't no capitalist
And I ain't no socialist
and I sure ain't no imperialist

And I ain't no democrat
And I ain't no republican either
And I only know one party
and its name is freedom

I am a patriot
And the river opens for the righteous, someday

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Glad to see Lady Liberty out for a spin. Great choice today!

Nancy said...

Great piece to work on today, and maybe now will see some more daylight!

Siobhan said...

When you finish LotF, you have to put on the back that you worked on it on such a historic day. Looks great! I love that 'I Am A Patriot'--I listened to Michelle Branch's version, too.