A few thoughts about 2014?
Well.... i would like to think the world might become a bit more peaceful, sane.
I could play John Lennon's most notable song, "Imagine" in head... and hope it might come true. But I won't hold my breath, and I don't advise you to do the same.
Unfortunately, I think another song written a long time ago, is closer to the truth - 'Gimme Shelter', the Rolling Stones. When I first heard this, it was spine chilling, the Vietnam War has happening, too many guys my age coming back in body bags, all for what turned out to be a last cause.
And this is one of Keith's best guitar works, it has a trembling menace about it, an uncertainty, it descends and then ascends and then starts all over again, never ending.
The 'menace' never ends.
"Storm is threatening my very life today,
If I don't get some shelter, ooo, I'm gonna fade away"
That's the way I felt about my life then... and still do now.
The 'storms' never go away for long, do they?
Another great phrase about the world - "Mad bull, lost it's way"
Yep, just take a look at the Middle east - seems like all they wanna do is kill someone who doesn't agree w/ them. And killing people in the name of god is... kind of an oxymoron isn't it?
Below, the signs and anchors we used to depend on aren't worth much are they?
They point to nowhere.
So an image that describes the world now... might look much more like this, a storm trying to get over the mountains, shot looking west just north of Mojave Ca a few years ago.
Yes, a "storm is threatening my life today."
Let's hope for a few moments of tranquility - if it can be found anywhere, i would think that might be in the desert, like this one, somewhere near Joshua Tree, 10+ years ago.
and as the Terminator said most succinctly:
"I'll be back"
Yes, indeed... i sure hope so.