Just a couple more songs, for now .... a British band and a French band; how is that for being ecumenical ?? As long as I am stretching boundaries, next on the list: Happy birthday, former wife No. 1. I do not mention her often. This is because I rarely encounter her. Our lives went separate directions several years ago. She married real money the second time around, and has lived happily ever after .... at least, so I assume .... although, for sure, with not nearly so exciting and enrapturing a man as am I .... ok, teasing again, but I eventually have come to accept the fact that most women will opt for dinner parties, gold watches and security before rock 'n' roll concerts, a gun collection and a companion with a wandering spirit. (Baby, the rain must fall.)
Another last minute thought which might not seem to fit here, but is here anyway, so, maybe, the right person will recognize it as a carryover from another discussion -- and, it will not harm anyone else who might read it: Fiction, poetry, mythology are no less important than history, philosophy, psychology .... and, personal experience has the potential to trump the beliefs of anyone else. Novelists Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway are as relevant as philosophers Bertrand Russell and Arthur Schopenhauer. Poets Allen Ginsberg (who I interviewed once) and John Donne (I guess I have read a theologian) are as mind-altering as psychiatrist Carl Jung and the "father of psychoanalysis" himself, Sigmund Freud. There are many fish in the sea and many influences from which to form a persona without becoming a disciple or a devotee of any one of them or of any few of them. All an individual has to do is to get out of the house and onto the highway while not worrying about what is behind or fearing what is ahead.