The repetitive harmony of Stardust’s major hit is rattling in my head from the speakers of my laptop.
It’s mixing with visions of my sons one day dancing amongst their peers
Feeling the music
Amid lights and steam and energy
Ignoring the threat of returning daylight and the “calamity of so long life”
Cast out into the world and trying to forge their own way
Will they look out into their world and see a great adventure as I did?
Will fear failure and adversity…as I did?
Will they dance with girls and wonder what a life with kids and a wife might be like?
I see the child’s burden
Its the burden of every generation
In every generation there are those who find success
Lovers find love
Warriors find war
Poets find prose
Misery finds company
Is the child’s burden so great?
Is ours a burden so great?
Nuclear war, inflation, natural disaster, intrusive technology, total surveilance
To start an epic argument
Ressurect the dead and, over dinner, determine the generation of greatest burden
Famine, radical infant mortality, slavery, depsotic rule, religious opression, constant war and attacks, no ability to defend yourself, scant resources, virtually zero income, arranged marriage, illiteracy, shit medicine and no solution for dental issues
Our ultimate burden is that we have the time, education, and comfrot to consider what the next generations burden might be. We self torture rather than find our self in some kings torture chamber.
Is the future BRIGHT?
The Future is YOU
WEAPONIZE SELF RELIANCE AND INDEPENDENCE!!