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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Non-Fiction
  Posted: October 20, 2020      Views: 14

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my thoughts on today in 2020
"The Times They Are A-Changin" by Lulube

"THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN", Bob Dylan, 1964. He couldn't have known of this
pandemic COVID-19, which is sweeping the world in 2020, lowering our population. His lyrics
speak for us, as it did over 50 years ago. He wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create
an anthem of change for the moment.

This past summer of 2020, life seemed bleak, with despair and financial ruins for many. The
separation of family members and the grieving over the loss of family and friends have been
almost too much to bare for the survivors.
Another deadly virus has spread itself completely, throughout the world. Our population is
slowly on the decline, therefore, the world's able to house and feed everyone.
Quite a severe method for controlling the population!!
Would it not be better for us all, if every country had family rules/restrictions, for how many
children a couple could have? Or/and, a PREDETERMINED age for all males to have a
vasectomy and teen girls would have a mandatory, tube-tying/stapled procedure that is
reversable. I suppose the medical expense would be higher than caring for the sick and
morgue fees, that is being spent now, but is not life worth that expense?
Being a stay-at-home senior, quarantine was already the way of life for me. It's had no shock
or torment over me to stay in. This used to be referred to as, "being a recluse". I guess now,
this is going to become a way of life, for the young will know no other way. Reminds me of
a science fiction movie, that had a city's population, milling about the streets, all wearing
white clothing. I know, boring! There's no smiles, but everyone is looking straight ahead and
no one stops to chat with anyone. Almost robotic movements, as they walk on, forming the
crowds on both sides of the streets. Futuristic movie that's not too far off these days.
Mind you, if there was a concert or large event that I bought tickets for and it gets
cancelled, this would be upsetting! These outings have become my life's treats to myself.
Even running out of toilet paper and unable to find any to buy, would never disappoint me to
the level that a cancelled event would have. A true bummer.
This past summer, I've noticed that the stereo's on more than the T.V. Music is more
soothing than all the COVID-19 news reports on the big screen. I was turning the T.V. off and
stereo on, with my subconscious mind in control. Thank me for that! Besides, more hours in
a day filled with music, allows me to get up and move about. With my hand's freedom
and the ability to take advantage of time, I become creative.
Little projects to strip , sand and stain, from wooden ornaments to small pieces of furniture,
have given me a sense of a privatized award as i view the finished object.
Sometimes it can be so damn hard to get myself up to tackle, that which I truly enjoy doing.
Motivation has somehow seeped into laxadaisyness and I'm missing that encouraging
kick in the butt on those lethargic times. Looks like there is a lot more time for living alone
and there is nothing that can be done about that!`
Bob Dylan's, THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN. Time to re-introduce this iconic song to the
world. The song is easy to find on YouTubeMusic, just enter that in the search window using
google or another prefered search engine. Once on YouTubeMusic enter Bob Dylan The
times they are a-changin, in the search window (looks like a magnifying glass to click on to get
the search window)


The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a changin

Author Notes
Dropping the "G" in ING, is deliberate
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