Today, I got up and drove my husband to work. We didn’t pass any checkpoints, and I didn’t show my papers to anyone.
Today, I went to a gathering with friends. I didn’t worry that someone was making note of my associations, and we didn’t have to meet under cover of darkness so we wouldn’t be found out.
Today, I listened to talk radio, and heard criticisms of our leaders. The talk radio host will not disappear tonight, never to be heard from again. Neither will the callers who agreed with him.
Today, I live in America, home of the greatest military force in the world. And today I thank all of the veterans who put it all on the line so I could have an ordinary day today.