Monday, October 19, 2015

American -- and Maybe Everybody's -- Dream: Independence Day

The Dream of Catalunyan Independence 

By Norma Jaeger Hopcraft

One Catalunyan said of the upcoming referendum, "My grandfathers are singing in their graves with happiness."

If the referendum failed, it wasn't for lack of spirit and flags.

Catalunyan flags EVERYWHERE.

Bikes had 'em.

Enterprising Catalunyans made lottery tickets available at the demonstration.

The iconic Agbar Tower near the site of the demonstration.

People danced traditional folk dances. Because this was Barcelona (like any big city), they parked their bags where they could keep an eye on them while they celebrated.

You have to be on your toes to dance Catalan style.

The father is for independence. The little girl isn't sure.

This means he's for it.

These friends are for independence.

This guy doubled up for extra effect.

His head rag is for it.

These scarves are for it.

This little girl is for it. She's being lifted onto her father's shoulders, and he's all for it.

The little tyke's T-shirt means he's for it.