Friday, December 28, 2007

The last weekend of 2007

Good morning blues lovers. I saw a t-shirt the other day that said across the front "2007 Sucked." While we are approaching the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008--you have got to be grateful for endings and new beginnings!

For many of my friends, and to some degree for myself as well, 2007 has not been the best year. We lost loved one, we lost jobs, we struggled with relocating our families, there was the war in Iraq and Afghanistan ..... and all together now, that was a tough year. But what we need to remember too at the end of 2007 is that we survived. We overcame losing loved ones and jobs, we overcame moving our families and we got new jobs which in some cases we like better than the old jobs! At the end of 2007 we need to celebrate, we need to party--we need to gather ourselves together in one big sloppy happy hug and sing that song, that old blue song that Guy Lombardo used to sing on New Year's Eve .....

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne ?

No, don't forget anything. We need to remember the tough times we have had, because those tough times make us stronger to overcome the next tough time that will come along. That's the blues talking, and telling the truth.

I hope for all of us a good 2008. And keep the blues alive.

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