We are at our best when we know what we are doing and why.
My mums upset. I’m heading back to the UK in a couple of weeks and she’s worried the war in the Ukraine will mean I’ll not be able to come. I had to reassure her and I have to admit it crossed my mind that she may be right.
I remember sitting on the plane heading out of the UK in 1994 and thinking. “What if there’s a pandemic” I’d watched Terry Nations Survivors too many times. Then there was a pandemic and the internet saved us. From 6000 miles away I could do my mums shopping, buy her books and gifts and things she didn’t really need but they made her feel better.
Now there’s a “conflict” and we’ll see what happens.
I’ll climb on that plane hopefully towards the end of March and head back to Liverpool. I’ll fix the fence,paint the kitchen plant some flowers and tomatoes and basil and parsley. I’ll hug my mum watch Coronation Street read some books and visit some friends and hopefully I’ll make it back.
This evening as I was sitting here thinking this stuff through I essentially reached for a warm blanket as I listened to Thin Lizzy’s Live and Dangerous. I think I’ve heard this so many times I can anticipate that very vocal inflection, guitar solo and drum fill. It’s the perfect album to make you feel better as we I sit here with doubts.
I’m hopeful that the mess in Eastern Europe will hopefully settle down. That common sense will prevail, the strong men of the world may see sense who knows.
At the end of the day Phil and the boys will always sooth with their soulful melodic and raunchy rock and roll.