Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 15 of a 31 day Challenge. Our Choices determine our world.

I can not believe that history keeps repeating itself, however once again children have become targets in both the U.S. and China.

I don't know how many were killed or injured, and in all honesty I don't want to know.  Because it becomes about numbers and not people then.

I have a memory that I would trade in for a few thousand dollars, because I remember way too much and most of it is the painful stuff.

However this incident has triggered me to to think about songs dealing with choices.  So be prepared for some very powerful music and think about how this impacts you.

First up is a cover of Phil Collins song "Another Day in Paradise.  Think about this song when you are walking down the street in your city and are approached by a street person.  Remember this could be you...

The next song was from David Gilmore's Pink Floyd album The Division Bell, that came out in 1994.  It is preceeded by Dr. Carl Sagan and  it too has  you thinking about choices.

Next is a song by Pat Benatar.  This song was from one of her last albums, and was very powerful, as has been the majority of her music.  This was about how sometimes we become abandoned people.  He Used to be Somebodys' Baby.

Clannad had a song called I See Red, which again deals with decisions, what we allow to happen to us.  Do we pay the price and give into the anger or do we find a way to be calm and turn around our lives and those of others.

Back in the mid 1960's Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones recorded a song that at times in my anthem.  It is a song about how anger can blind us and turn our world upside down.  PAINT IT BLACK

I can not think of a better piece to end this with, than THE DOORS, THE END.

So do we have a world where everything is painted black, or do we STOP NOW and change things and make this world be one where our children will know love, hope joy happiness and not have to fear death by a stranger or family member.

It comes down to us.  What we believe and what we do or fail to do.  If we remain in the same mindset, then   things will only continue to get worse.

We can make a difference, we can be sure that no more children die by some mad person, but we have to change how we think and respond and what we teach our children.

Something to think about.

1 comment:

  1. Powerful words and songs this week. Your passion to end the violence is seen through you musically.

    I love you. Thank you for understanding me as well.