November 10. Wishing my sister Kitty a happy birthday. Since I'm 99% sure she doesn't read this (why should she be strange?) I've made alternate arrangements to let her know it's her birthday.
No, not the song by Foreigner (although that would be a good guess considering today's subject matter). When I was younger, I had music in my head pretty much every moment I was awake. There was nothing specific–something I had recently heard, or an earworm dredged up from who knows where. Sometimes they'd last a day–other times, an hour. But there was always something there.
Now, though, there are large gaps where I used to hear music. I'd like to say that the tunes were replaced by deep thoughts, but you seem like nice people and I would hate to lie to you. Sometimes they're real thoughts, but mostly I seem to enter some sort of dreamy reverie space of daydream and fantasy. Now, hat can be useful for a writer, and for coming up with ideas for presentation on the blog page. omeday I'll actually try to do that. And it's nice to have solid, potentially useful thoughts (when I remember them) as opposed to
Yummy, yummy yummy, I've got love in my tummy (the 1910 fruitgum company). But then, I do miss letting the Stones'
You Can't Always Get What You Want wander around filling all the synapses in my brain. top
Proofs for the Existence of God, and that God Likes Rock Music
Think of all the musicians who really should be dead–Keith Richards, Eddie VanHalen and Steven Tyler (heck all of Aerosmith), to name three. God helped heal their bodies so they could continue to play.
Of course, you have to wonder why the ones he left got left when you think about all those he called to join that heavenly band, why the ones we still have are left behind, what they did wrong to miss the rock rapture. top
We don't hear about them much, but there seem to be a lot of protests going on. You probably heard about Hong Kong, but there are or have been protests in Chile, Iraq, Lebanon, Prague (Czech Republic), Sudan, Iraq, Indonesia, Phoenix, Australia, Haiti, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Although each has its own reasons, a large number of protests, especially in democratic nations, seem to be about increasingly restrictive government policies that curb personal liberties and democratic institutions.
I have no idea what it means, but coupled with the youth movements for gun control, women's equality, and a greener world, maybe there's hope for all of us. I know we tried in the late 60s, with waves of protests around the world, but then we got old and tired and just gave up, mostly. I hope this group of committed people stays that way. We'll all be better for it. top