Grovestand Revisited

It seems that some people had misread, or at least misunderstood what I was talking about on my last post.  I figure I’d better clarify.  I’m not scolding Sacramento. Not in the least.  I’m simply stating my opinion and theory about the matter.  I realize that people work during the week and it’s difficult to get away.  It’s not my intention to punish or scold any of the hard working folks out there. More importantly, I had a moment of self realization just now.  Being a road musician, it’s hard to stay in touch with what’s going on in the world on a day to day basis.  We just checked into our hotel in Santa Barbara and flipped on the news.  Hurricane Ike.   My God.

Suddenly, I feel selfish for even giving half a shit about ticket sales.  The Weather Service declares “Certain Death” for some areas that do not evacuate!!!! Have you ever heard something so heavy?  I haven’t.

Man, just when you think YOU got troubles…turn on the news.  I guess they call it… perspective.  It happens to us as we grow older, I guess.

I feel so bad for those families.  I can’t imagine what that feels like.  If you pray, pray for them.  If you give money, give it there.  If you send vibes, give energy…send it in that direction.  I will be doing the same.  Lets hope for the best.

I remember after Katrina, I donated crates of water and canned food to some of the outposts where families were being sheltered.  The shattered lives of some of those people still hang in my consciousness.  The images and stories.  I’m afraid my mind will have to make room for more.