May is such a great time of year, in the northern hemisphere. Spring is almost here in my little latitude. The cherry blossoms are blooming, people are picnicking, and the trees are all that lovely fresh color of green, just before they put on their summer frocks. Call it lingerie green – the slip just before the grand unfolding.
Meanwhile, down in the southern hemisphere, it must be a little bit like David Bowie’s “Warszawa”. Gloomy, lonely, maybe with just that little bit of snow, speeding towards an inevitable winter.
Flip of the globe, flip of the coin. Whatcha gonna do? It’d be a funny old world if we lost a whole hemisphere because the weather wasn’t very nice. Pretty wobbly, and let’s face it, our problems would more than double.
So, that’s what I’m thinking about this May Saturday. Life and death. Sunny days and gloomy clouds. Sullen electronica and happy ukulele strums. And how in the heck can I mix them together into a lovely, cohesive whole?
What’s on your mind this Saturday morning?
Here’s David Bowie’s “Warszawa” on YouTube. Sounds like an old black-and-white film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gy94N_mcWs
And here’s a lovely cover of “Over the Rainbow” with Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole on the ukulele. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fahr069-fzE
And because every random thought post should include a kitty picture, here is Yuta, thinking things over.