This is inspired. By this year. 2016. Soon to come to an end.
I’m not even going to list the things that happened this year. Most of them were bad. You know what they were. It seems like the bad news never let up. One thing after another. One person after another. One musician after another. One horrible event after another.
I hate to sound cynical. I read a lot of posts and tweets. A lot of people are hoping for a better year. Next year. In 2017.
Why would that be? Why should things get better because we hope for a better year?
We were inspired by the word, “hope” eight years ago. Some things did get better. For a while. As musician Neil Young wrote, “You can’t eat hope.” Then things got worse.
You can’t hope without doing. You can’t say that you’ll try without doing. You know what Yoda said. “There is no try, there is only do or not do.”
Let’s all do something. Whatever it is we do. Let’s do it.
As far as the “famous passings” go, to everything there is a season. I’m going to miss those musicians who left us this year. We have their music. They live in their songs. If we do what we do, we’ll live on too.
In case you haven’t figured out what event brought on this post… Godspeed John Glenn.