Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with my Readers. I have to admit that I’ve had a busy month with mosaicing, a short trip away from home, a medical procedure (all good, by the way). so I haven’t really had time to think about a song for this Friday. The deciding factor for me is that while I’ve been able to get on with my life, so many of my fellow Australians have not had the same luxury.
You may have heard about the fires burning across large parts of Australia. Many people have lost their homes, their livelihoods and their dreams. Others have lost their lives. My heart goes out to all those affected. I have chosen a piece of music to mark the end of spring in the southern hemisphere; a season often associated with hope and renewal, not sacrifice. Many people want to talk about the factors contributing to this tragedy, but have been told to be quiet. History is littered with examples of where those seeking to question dogma have been overwhelmed by ignorance and soundbites or crushed by tyranny. Let’s not go down that path again.
All the best.