Friday, July 03, 2009
Tomorrow is American Independence Day, when Americans celebrate their freedom from rule by those nasty English kings, and we English give thanks that we don't have to put up with those obstreperous colonials any more.
No wait. That's not right. We still have to put up with them. Dang.
Sorry Americans. Only joking. Most of my immediate family are Americans and I love them all dearly.
Anyway... Elizabeth, as her contribution to Bowsprite and Tugster's Swim Day blogging project this week, made her own very specific declaration of independence: she needs to swim naked.
Good for her. I'm all in favor of Elizabeth being able to swim naked if that's her thing. That's what freedom is all about. What better way to express our inalienable rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness than to enjoy the pleasure of a swim without the constraints of clothing? Why should we be denied this simple pleasure because of petty regulations, or what Elizabeth calls "culturally-enforced feelings of impropriety"? Wear a burqini if you must, or celebrate American freedom by swimming naked.
That's Elizabeth in the photo looking very elegant wearing only a pair of sunglasses as she salutes the flag. Feel free to celebrate Independence Day tomorrow by joining Elizabeth in swimming naked.
I hereby declare July 4th to be Swim Naked Day.
Posted by Tillerman at 8:00 AM