Many others, around the world, will not be so lucky. There will be wars, insurrections, rebellions, murders. Governments around the world, as they always do, will increasingly turn on their own citizens. The power elite in each country will cheer the process along. Individuals don't matter. Only the political agenda, whatever it happens to be, matters. Whether right or left, political agendas always mean control of the individual in some way.
I am not a worrier. I am a coper. Whatever happens, I try to cope, to keep my sense of humour, to make the best of any situation. Still, I always wonder why things are what they are, why some individuals have the need to control and others apparently have the need to be controlled. When I finally pass on, hopefully many years from now, I will still not have reached an understanding of this, nor would I want to, especially if the understanding is that we are all somehow born idiots and can never be anything better than idiots. I prefer my personal delusions, that individually we all have the capability of love, compassion, and understanding, and that all things being equal we could live in a harmonious and peaceful world.
I have enjoyed blogging here for another year and hope to continue in 2008. I enjoy reading the blogs on my blogroll and appreciate every reader who drops by to read my posts. This is a great community and we all support each other and that is a good thing.
To finish off 2007, I am including a song below, called Étude in E Major. My friend Paul Pedersen loves to doodle with chord patterns on his guitar and I asked him to record one of his creations on my computer before he left on a Christmas holiday. I have written a melodic track to accompany his chording. I ran out of time to polish it completely, but I hope you will enjoy it anyway. Paul plays his trusty Fender Telecaster and I play an amplified, nylon stringed Jerzey. Click the graphic or the link below it to listen.
Étude in E Major
Paul: I never did finish Silent Night. I'll explain when we have our next jam session. I really like your Étude, though. I feel as though we should flesh it out and make something bigger out if it. See you soon and Happy New year to you and yours!