The Weekend Before the US Election… Again
In 2008 on the weekend before the general election, I sat down in my Geneva home, took my guitar and wrote, “Morning in America.” It pretty much wrote itself, actually. Like many, I was imbued with a deep sense of hope and pride in the direction my country was taking.
Here I am again. Like many, I could not be in a more different place than back in 2008 as I am filled with a deep sense of concern for the direction the US has taken. I still believe the election result will be in the right direction, but cannot see much else that is going in that direction, and fear that the real divides in America will only be more on display post election. I doubt I will find inspiration to write music this weekend, though I certainly have found real inspiration in casting my absentee ballot. I have never found a more profound sense of purpose in casting a vote in my lifetime. Maybe there is a song in there yet…