I live four blocks from the beach and there, almost each night at Inspiration Point in Corona del Mar, a handful of nature lovers gather to watch the sunset. They are from a variety of national backgrounds: Polish, Iranian, Irish, and the usual mixtures, like me. But all Americans. Then on weekends like July 4, the mixture deepens. Languages are Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Farsi, and even a little English. But all are Americans.
My friend from Poland and I couldn’t find a place to sit today. We watched the kids play. We expressed our gratitude that all these people, who come on special days for the setting sun and cool evening breeze, are free to do so. It is a great place—America.
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