Good March 3rd morning!
Temps have risen, winds subsided, even the chickens want to venture out into the snowy landscape! They must know something. Yoga's done, Adrienne was a wee bit under the weather today.. I was yesterday. 30 Day challenges are no cake walk. But today, a ginormous thermos with ginger, lemon, cardamom seeds, heavenly roseleaves ( my sweet daughter had sent me from Nelson ), home dried turmeric, black pepper is waiting.
Taking stock from yesterday:
My honest perception post on Day 24 took the wind out of my sails. I am generally a positive person, or I would have given up a long time ago. We cannot possibly appear positive every day. If we forever internalize sincere feelings of concern, the questioning of authority, observations of 'wrong doing' in fine cities ~ where will we end up?! Worst yet, what kind of future society will our children have to suffer through in their life time?!
~ As mature adults, are we truly participating within society if we just monotonously go about our day, wearing blinders, unwilling to to observe the goings-ons in small town, big-fish-in-small-pond behaviour by so called leaders? Ain't looking so good on us, is it.
~ What are we possibly afraid of when we hide our outrage, our valid critical questions addressed to those responsible for some clearly deep messes we are in?
~ You know a city is in trouble when neither of your so well respected local political leaders get back to you about a concern you write to them or place a phone call about. Squarely, they don't care. They have their agenda. After all, we voted for them, right?
Giving up is not an option, in my books. More people need rise, take time and question the way Algoma Steel and political leaders continue to hold our health, air, land and water hostage.
Here we are, I didn't want to talk about this again at-length, but it's okay. Because it's important stuff, right? Complacency rarely bears change.
And guess what ~ I am in good company:
“We can pretend that extending the status quo into the future, unchanged, is one of the options available to us. But that is a fantasy. Change is coming one way or another. Our choice is whether we try to shape that change to the maximum benefit of all or wait passively as the forces of climate disaster, scarcity, and fear of the "other" fundamentally reshape us.”
― Naomi Klein, On Fire: The Case for the Green New Deal
Which work derived from my albums (besides 'War') would be more appropriate in complementing the above topic than 'Every Little Moment'?
Enjoy! Musicians: Doug Wilde piano; Mariano Slaimen harmonica; Rusty McCarthy guitar; Martin Virta bass; Ed Young drums.
Moonstone & Solitude are available in CD format with extensive lyrics and credit sheets enclosed inside their artful sleeve, mailed to you following an e-transfer of $20. each or $30. ~ packing & shipping included ~ for both CDs.
Thank you for supporting independent artists, writers, musicians and original music. Namaste. 4 more Days!