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Pirate Summer Has Been a Success

I was going to make a video and post it here, but it’s too personal, and there’s no way to capture the fun adventure this summer has been. Now that summer vacation is over, and I am starting a new business with my family, it is time to look forward to the fall season, and the transition during the remainder of August and the beginning of September before then.

This summer — although the news and state would have us scared of an invisible, hyped up boogey man of a virus, and scared of each other — has been one of friends, music, fireworks, camping, drinking, beaching, talking, eating, thinking, dreaming, planning, running long distances, meeting new people, and going on new adventures. Things have been stressful as hell in some respects, but looking back over the videos and photos I took now, and thinking of all that’s been accomplished, I feel tears of happiness welling up a bit.

The whole point of pirate summer, and the ‘pirate’ lifestyle itself is to do what you want in non-violence, and keep on living to the fullest.

Even if the Orwellian nightmare continues to close in, and it’s time for the shit to hit the fan, as they say, we have done well. We didn’t sell out to the fear this summer, and I had such a good time with my family.  Thank you to all of you who are brave, and understand that life is meant to be lived, and not hidden from. Both in Japan and America, you’ve been a big inspiration and boost of courage to me.

They can try to cancel everything, but they won’t cancel my spirit, even in the face of death, God help me.

Love, Peace, and Anarchy.

-Graham

 

By Voluntary Japan

Living life.

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