Friday, September 09, 2011
3 Chords & the Truth: 10 long years
You know what I'm talking about. It's been 10 long years, and the media has kicked into overdrive obsessing about it. How much they're actually reflecting about it -- that awful Sept. 11 and what has transpired because of it -- remains to be seen.
This week on 3 Chords & the Truth, we're going to take a stab at reflection. For a bit. We're also going to take a stab at not overdoing it.
Now that's countercultural. One thing we've not become over the past decade is more circumspect. Or less prone to excess.
AS YOU will discover on this edition of the Big Show, I have some thoughts on 9/11 and the last 10 years of fear, division and endless war. I'll save that for the program . . . give it a listen, will you?
But what I will share with you now is this: We've made our bed in our response to that terrible day, and now we have to lie in it. Part of that is each one of us trying to make the best of a suboptimal situation.
And part of that is trying to be better people tomorrow than we were yesterday -- making this land of endless war and domestic troubles less of one than it has been.
Find joy where you are. Find God in those around you -- even if they're different than yourself. (Hint: So is God.)
Take joy in the simple things, like music. Maybe even in the Big Show . . . it would make my week if you did.
NOW, if you will excuse me, I'm going to take a bit of my own advice. I'm going out for coffee with my beautiful wife on a fall-like Friday night.
It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.