When I'm in a slump, I comfort myself by saying if I believe in dinosaurs, then somewhere, they must be believing in me. And if they believe in me, then I can believe in me. Then I bust out.
~Mookie Wilson, World Series champion
Tuesday Jam: It's not always going to be this gray
Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 11:27 PM
Tonight we get words of wisdom from two of my favorite Britons ever -- Winston Churchill and George Harrison.
(Others in contention for favorite, in no particular order: John Cleese, Elvis Costello, Emma Thompson, William Shakespeare, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Sean Connery, Brian May’s hair and Laurel or Hardy -- whichever one was British.)
Over Churchill's loud objections, we'll give Harrison top billing, if only because I don't think The Bulldog could sing.
And so, Churchill provides the opening act:
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
Heck, we're not even at the end of the beginning of this COVID-19 pandemic. Things are probably going to get pretty bad, including right here in Putnam County.
But I know there will be an end. What will life be like on the other side? I don't know. None of us do.
There will still be life, though. We'll pick up the pieces and get back to normal, whatever the heck that means.
It's while I was thinking about all of this that my thoughts turned to George, the most overlooked Beatle during their time as a band but the one who emerged immediately ready to go as a fully-formed solo artist.
"All Things Must Pass" is both an inspirational quote for me in facing times like this as well as an amazing album. Clearly George had a backlog of great songs from his time playing third banana to Lennon and McCartney.