Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Digging out

Beth and I are digging out  after two months of remodeling.  We finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  It will be nice to write and record without the unending construction interruptions and the physical barriers cluttering the studio!   This our second 8-week stretch in the last three years, so thank God it’s over!

We were blessed with very skilled and professional craftsmen.   I just held my breath and did what I could when I could musically and bided my time.  This has only strengthened my resolve!

Scattered, Smothered, and Covered…

Just like the Waffle House hash browns, we’ve been scattered, smothered, and covered.   Everything’s down to immediate priorities.  Whatever else that comes up can easily overwhelm.  One must step back and regroup.

I spent the last couple of months finally admitting I was trapped in an analytic maze that could not be fought.  Play by the rules, get a pat on the head, then be discriminated against because you’re a conservative Christian producing non-categorical music.  After being throttled-down on social media, I pulled it all off.  Good learning experience, but I clearly wasn’t welcome.

They collect and sell ALL of your data, then play fast and loose with your right to free speech.  Intimidation runs rampant.  When you shut down a  channel or page without warning, that’s  unacceptable.  (It wasn’t my  page or channel, by the way, but no matter.)  I can’t dwell with the antithesis of my beliefs.

New Day

But a new day has dawned.  Every setback happens for a reason.  I’m not yet sure about all of this.  I’m not God, but my trust is always with Him.  There is always something to be learned.

The light at the end of the tunnel?

“We’ll understand it, all by and by”.    – Lyrics to “Farther Along“.

© 2018 J. Mark Witters