Today is family day in Ontario, Canada. It's a provincial holiday and pretty much everything is shut down from a commerce standpoint. In this 24/7 world we live in it is sometimes hard to take a step back, catch our breath and look at things from a distance. I have spent much of my day thinking about life and the world around me. I have read dozens of articles, interacted with my youngest daughter, spoke to a client on the phone and I have been doing some house work. Within me, just under the surface, is an anxious feeling. I have been thinking about my immediate family and the years to come. It used to be easy planning for the future when it was just me to think about, but incorporating others into the equation in this day and age is difficult given how much change is on the way. I fret thinking about what is to become of our society and our world.
War is on my mind. It infuriates me that vested interests are destroying our civilization. The average person, no matter what their faith, creed and beliefs all share the desire to be loved, a roof over their head, clean water & food and a future without fear. It pisses me off that a very small group of people are causing so much death and destruction. Turkey and Saudi Arabia are on the brink of putting boots on the ground in Syria in this will lead to a much broader war. The US and their vassal states have destabilized most of the world through overt military aggression and from failed economic policies. Bob Dylan's song; 'Masters of War', is on my mind.