Saturday, March 26, 2022

I Hope

Sting and I are roughly the same age. I have a resonance with his music, especially his lyrics, that speaks to the times of my life. When I was at a Buddhist retreat program in 2000, he arrived by helicopter for a private meeting with the meditation master. 

There's No Such Thing As A Winnable War

This morning I was prompted by an app to listen to a new release by Sting. It brought me to tears. Again?

A Russian invasion of Ukraine. Endless wars in so many places. Endless killings. Why do we persist in this violent behavior? 

How is it that 47 years after this song was first released, we are still in the MAD* politics of state terrorism?

How does Sting, or anyone, maintain their hope to make a difference? How might we, yet again, step back from further bloodshed? How else might power play out? 

from Variety (and elsewhere)

A plea for our common humanity

... there's a growing feeling of hysteria

... How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy?

... what might save us, me and you


Sting Website:

Donate/Volunteer for Ukraine -

New Release Audio -

New Release Video -

* MAD = Mutual Assured Destruction, the aggressive deterrent of nuclear weapon overkill to prevent war by ensuring all sides would be annihilated should either fire first.

See also this earlier post, Cataclysm.

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