This song has been background music to my life since I was a teen. (And yes.. I know I'm not the only one who could probably say that.)
Lately, this little piece of heaven by The Scorpions, has been echoing in my head louder and louder.
With more clarity. With more attention to the lyrics than ever before.
Perhaps it's the changing tides in the socio-political state in the United States; Perhaps it's Covid-19 that has brought along so much change with it; Perhaps it's because it's been quite literally windy here in Venice Beach in my first ever 'June Gloom' as a Venetian; Perhaps it's my own personal winds of change knocking me off my feet, challenging my balance, pushing against my fragility; Or perhaps it's just a damn good song and it simply wants to be heard right now.
Whatever it may be...I'm grateful.
Grateful for the music, the powerful music video accompanying it, and the reminder that we have all been here before. Nothing is new under the sun, and change is always occurring. The world will come through. Things will settle. The wind will calm down and rest.
That is...until the next revolution.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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