Back in Kenya

I had to part ways with Ellen in London so that she could spend a few days with her supervisor there but otherwise the journey was normal. The theme in my mind was Woodstock; after all last weekend was the 40th anniversary of that event that defined the 60’s for my generation. Well, the moon landing a few months before was significant also! The Woodstock album was in the airline play list along with one of my favorites “Ladies of the Canyon” which includes Joni Mitchell’s song “Woodstock”. By the way, my high school class song was “The Impossible Dream”.
We figured peace, love, music and science would fix our war-torn, famine-stricken world. Forty years of reality and a good dose of human nature have convinced me that “hate is strong and mocks the song of ‘Peace on Earth, goodwill to men’”. As Joni Mitchell puts it “his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true”.
BUT, to continue ‘The Circle Game’,
“There’ll be more dreams, maybe better ones and plenty,
before the last revolving year is through”.
And Longfellow finishes the hymn:
“Yet pealed the bells more loud and sweet,
God is not dead, nor doth he sleep.
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
with Peace on Earth, goodwill to men.”
And so I find myself back in Kenya continuing to follow that dream of a world without hunger, remembering what God told the Israelites “There should be no poor among you”

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