There are things in my life that DEMAND attention NOW. They sit in my mind and they will suck all the juice out if I am not careful. Some of them have to wait until Monday.
Music shuts them up for a while. Just enough to turn the noise off so I can pray and think.
Meantime, there's the world. Gas is 3.449 today. Buying gas is a speculative act. Although since the price only seems to be going up buying now looks like a win. The United States seems to have gotten in another military action, this time in Libya. I hear all these pundits: No, we should stay out of other countries business. Yes, we must help those who wish to have more say in their governance. Yada, yada, yada. I also keep thinking about money and this country's debt. Can we really afford to fight another war? (Not to mention the human capital of our stretched-way-too-thin military.)
Meantime, locally, we've elected a new mayor, but in some quarters there are already people bagging on him. The grifters and hangers-on are around Sly James, looking for jobs and angles. The race baiters are already accusing him of not being able to relate to the third council district; that he's not in touch with the crime situation. Jeez, guys, he's only been elected--he doesn't even officially take office until May. In addition, I never heard him promise that it was going to be easy--nothing in this economic and social environment is going to be easy and only a fool would think so, or impart that thought to someone else.
I was pretty young in the 1970s but I knew we were dealing with some tough stuff. There was unrest and a lot of hurt. I think we are headed that way again. Despite myself, I'm a little bit apprehensive about both my own future and that of my city and my country.