Dear Perfect Stranger,
How are you today? I hope you are doing well and if not, I hope this note serves as a little pick-me-up during your day.
I’m sure you’ve heard the song ‘Waving Flag’ by K’naan somewhere and if not, give it a listen! The song got me thinking of, among other things, the importance of flags. Flags are more than just a piece of cloth to have flying in the air. Flags serve as representations of the values, history or goals of a group or location. Sometimes countries will use different flags in battle than they do in peacetime. Sometimes different flags are signs of different situations.
Flags can be unifying. Flags can be inspiring. Flags can teach us a little bit about a group or country. Flags can also give us hope. Other flags bring up feelings of fear and hate. Whatever it is, flags have a purpose. I think that it is necessary for us to understand our own flags and why we look upon them with pride. What does your flag mean?
Your friendly picker upper