“Think about the future”, suggested Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder in the heady Madchester days of 1988*. But did he imagine a future where kids would be invited to dress up as him 30+ years later?
In every moment, each of us has the choice to choose. We might not know we have it. But it never goes away.
What is the natural state of a song? What is the natural state of any idea when it is first born into this world?
What lies around the corner for you? You can only know what you are going through now, and what you have struggled through before. You can never know what you are about to become.
How do you react to stillness? What lessons will you take from the stillness forced by the pandemic?
We can never take equality for granted. Any progress towards equality is always at risk of being reversed. Prejudice will always find new forms.
Life will never remain just one thing. You don’t have have to remain just one thing. This is one of life’s greatest gifts to each of us.
What is the secret of the infectious sweetness of Bill & Ted? How can you stop good ideas turning from sweet to sour? Bill, Ted (and one of their creators, Ed Solomon) might just be able to help us answer these questions.
If we believe in equality for one, we must believe in equality for all. Remembering and acting on the belief that humans are equal in all directions should be a core part of all our actions, always.
You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you, gentle reader?