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Notes from the Waxhaws

Spandex jackets for everyone

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Getting ready for a road trip…leaving tomorrow morning. It will be good to get away for a few days. Tonight I’m just musing on how blessed a lot of us really are.  We have the ability to cross continents in a few hours, or communicate with virtually anyone in the world in a  matter of seconds. This morning, I was joking around with a colleague in Mumbai,  in real time, by sending instant messages that hurtle around the globe in milliseconds. Or…I can pick up the phone, punch in a 4 digit number, and easily reach someone in California or India, and casually converse with them as if they’re in the next room.

There’s a lot that’s bad in the world. Terrible things that we need to be mindful of, and do our best to correct…but there’s also a lot to be thankful for…things that we normally take for granted. We need to celebrate the good that we’ve accomplished, and focus on those things that we’re capable of doing to make life better for everyone on this planet.

And…just because…one of the better songs ever written (in my humble estimation)… I.G.Y. (International Geophysical Year), by Donald Fagen (as a Geographer…gotta love that title)…

Standing tough under stars and stripes
We can tell
This dream’s in sight
You’ve got to admit it
At this point in time that it’s clear
The future looks bright
On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
Well by seventy-six we’ll be A.O.K.

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free

Get your ticket to that wheel in space
While there’s time
The fix is in
You’ll be a witness to that game of chance in the sky
You know we’ve got to win
Here at home we’ll play in the city
Powered by the sun
Perfect weather for a streamlined world
There’ll be spandex jackets one for everyone

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free

On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
(More leisure for artists everywhere)
A just machine to make big decisions
Programmed by fellows with compassion and vision
We’ll be clean when their work is done
We’ll be eternally free yes and eternally young

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free 


Written by Jim

May 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Posted in Music, Musings

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  1. You sound a bit more upbeat, Jim. Good for you, enjoy the feeling when it comes. Have a great trip. pg

    PK

    May 13, 2011 at 1:45 am


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