IT will be my 77th on the planet, at one point I didn’t think I’d make it past 30!
Well, yet another year looms over us. I wonder what this one holds in store. It will actually be my 77th on this planet of ours.
Not bad really, especially when you consider that at one point I didn’t think I’d get much further than 30!
A record number of friends and colleagues have passed this year. I suppose that is one of the drawbacks of relative longevity. If you last long enough one day they will all be gone. Not sure I want to be around for that!
Anyway here we go with the year of our Lord 2016. To be honest, if you were born in 1939 that very date sounds futuristic enough to boggle the mind. When, as a youngster, I lost myself in the adventures of Dan Dare in the Eagle comics, it never dawned that one day I would actually live in the incredible environment depicted in those fantasy adventures. Instant visual communication. Spaceships to distant planets. Men walking on the moon. Weapons of mass destruction!
Odd is it not that humans can be so advanced in some respects and remain so primitive in others? We’re all still killing each other. I reckon it’ll be about a thousand years more before we learn to live in peace with our fellow man.
The abolition of all organised religions would be a step in the right direction. What mankind needs is a spiritual revolution. Something that is guided by the heart and the soul, instead of scribings in ancient manuscripts that are completely out of touch with the present day.
Books that teach violence and disruption as a means of attaining the fast track to Shangri La and are so obscure in their content, they can be interpreted in any way our religious hierarchy deem fit. Dream on Leapy.
So, all that remains is to thank you all for all your missives and interest. (Don’t worry, I can still take it!) Thanks also to the Euro Weekly News for still remaining one of the last bastions of free speech, and a very happy, peaceful and healthy New Year to you all.
Keep the faith.