Monday, September 9, 2013

Australian Federal Election & Blowin' In The Wind

Hi, Friends, how have you been? We had a federal election last Saturday and now, have a new Gov. "The answer is blowin' in the wind," is my honest impression of political debates on tv.

None of politicians well answers the questions in the song, "Blowin' the Wind." Anyone will do. We need someone who really thinks of us and acts on behalf of us at parliament. Also, without art, our life will be so poor and no taste. But sadly, art is neither appreciated nor valued in society.
Voting at Town Hall 

Blowin' In The Wind        by  Bob Dylan

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.


Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea ?
Yes, how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free ?
Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn't see ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
Yes, how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky ?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry ?
Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
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This song always provokes a listener's imagination on what sort of context -- a conversation between a kid and an adult? Or adults?  What about a gender, an age, a social status etc, etc? Yet, it shares a universal empathy. A great masterpiece.

Even though the song could fit any contex, one clear message for me is, Friends, let us bequeath a bit better world to our next generation, of course with art! I want to see kids smiling and to hear their laughing.


Friends, Happy, Painting!!!



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