Sitting at the airport, waiting to board a plane to Los Angeles. Really looking forward to my concerts at Soul at Home in Tustin, CA at the Henrietta Weill Child Guidance Foudation in Bakersfield, CA and the NAMM show. However, I am not a happy flier any more. I used to be. I used to love to fly. I was lucky as a kid. My father was an entertainer and I flew around the country to some of his gigs and even was lucky enough to fly to Sweden and England when I was young. I love seeing the world. I’ve also had the good fortune of touring all over the world playing music for many different countries around the world and with musiciana from around the world. It gives me such a better perspective on the way the world works and helps me to be less isolated as an American. One of my complaints about Americans in general, is that some Americans never leave States. They never get to experience all of the other cultures and ways that people live. It isolates Americans and makes them mistrustful of other cultures and ways of life. I also believe it makes it more possible to divorce their feelings about killing other humans on the planet precisely because they have never met them face to face. Had meals with them. Learned about their lives and their families. It’s easier to wage a war against people that have been demonized by the media. I am not letting all people off the hook here. There are bad people out there who should be stopped in their mission to kill innocent people. That being said, the war on terror is a war that can never be won. The more you fight it, the more terrorists will be created. And one thing that really bothers me, I thought that by knowing history, we would learn from our mistakes. Not so. The French, the British, and most recently the Soviets, all failed to “win” the war in Afghanistan. I am so against this war. It is Viet Nam all over again. Where is the outrage? Where are the people in the streets saying stop this madness. You know where they are? They are uninformed by corporate media and they are working so hard just to find a job or pay their bills. It is a very sad state of affairs.
All the above being said, I am very optimistic about the future personally. How can this be true? Because I do what I can to speak my truth and spread the word of peace and hope that sanity and not killing will prevail.
You know something, the above is not political. I have stepped out of politics. Both sides are pathetically locked in a battle in which nothing real every changes. The super wealthy who are pulling all the strings on policy are still in control and getting richer as the average American is working harder and getting poorer. This can’t go on forever. They will be a breaking point.
Also, the bailout was the biggest shift of wealth, and in my opinion, the biggest theft of the American taxpayer in the history of America. It’s amazing that people aren’t completely outraged.
I am outraged. And yet I see that I am powerless. I vote. And it has accomplished nothing. Speaking my truth and playing my peaceful solo piano music, I believe, will have more power to change people than any political involvement. I intend to create a peaceful world one listener at a time. It’s my mission: to create a peaceful world by writing, performing, and recording music form the heart.
if you have gotten this far in my musings, then I thank you and wish you love and peace – joy and happiness.