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Dog Blog – Moments Gone

June 17, 2017 - 01:39 -- Admin

Life is transient and apparently effervescent. As humans, like other animals, we well designed for lfe practicalities. Dexter and Hannah do not worry about such things. They just live their lives.

It is easy just to quote from Wikipedia:

The title of the song is a Bible reference, paraphrasing Ecclesiastes:[4]

“ I reflected on everything that is accomplished by man on earth, and I concluded:
Everything he has accomplished is futile — like chasing the wind![5]

“Dust in the Wind” was one of Kansas’s first acoustic tracks; its slow melancholy melody and philosophical lyrics differ from their other hits such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Point of Know Return”. A meditation on mortality and the inevitability of death, the lyrical theme bears a striking resemblance to the well-known biblical passage Genesis 3:19 (“…for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”), as well as to the famous opening lines of the Japanese war epic The Tale of the Heike (“…the mighty fall at last, and they are as dust before the wind.”) and from a book of Native American poetry, which includes the line “for all we are is dust in the wind.”[3]

Is this true? If the world was blown up by nuclear war, or destroyed by climate change, most people would be as dust in the wind, and those who survived such catastrophes may well have a marginalized existence, if that remained possible. By such acts of incomprehension, violence and stupidity, we take out most forms of life.

Dexter and Hannah went out. We have the photos as records. You Tube is a means to an end. Epic Music was motivated enough last week to make a one word comment: “Dope” – just to be personal and constructive. Now I have looked at the episodic music I can understand where that comes from. I find Dexter and Hannah’s videos challenging. The accompanying music this week by Silent Partner is “Desert Sky”:

Here is Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind” with lyrics:

Actually it is not true that the Earth and Sky last forever.