For some reason, I have that Lou Reed song, 'Perfect Day' in my head. Particularly the line, 'you keep me hanging on'. Over the past few years, I feel like life has been uprooted. I don't know how you feel. But my legs feel like they are dangling over a cliff. And I'm simply holding on to some tenuous weeds to stop the drop. I guess it makes sense. The things that anchor us to life - work, relationships, worldviews - have been steadily shredded. Not mention illness and disease running rampant.
The interesting thing for me, like the song Perfect Day, it is all an illusion. Lou Reed wrote that song while on heroin, imagining what a good day would be without that drug. What is our illusion? Are we hoping for a Perfect Day, while hooked on things we can't control?
A negative vibe has permeated "the community" (a pretty negative word in my book).
The powers that be have tried to insist there is a 'new normal'. They haven't explained what this means at all. For people who espouse the greatness of their leadership, they aren't doing a very good job at all. Communicating the vision is the first task of leaders. They have no vision at all.
So, despite all this, I keep holding on for 'One Perfect Day'. The day when we are all back at ease. There is a sunny sky. And we have some sensible people communicating their plan for the good life. It's easy to be weighed down by the negative events. It's been a struggle, so I don't want to be glib. The realisation is that we got to own the vibe, and set the tone and tenor of the day.
Who knows what will anchor us all down in future? My guess is that it will be work, relationships, and worldviews. The question is how do we get back to the place where we have positive vibes in all these areas? Especially in light of those who control the institutions, and are in a destructive mood. It all goes back to the Perfect Day. They just keep us hanging on.