–At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?– Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!–All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
This classic song was written by Robbie Robertson and recorded by The Band back in 1968. Here is a video of Robbie and musicians from around the world performing an amazing cover (including a drummer whom you should recognize).
…maybe it is time to resume posting a few things. Life happens, and I sort of lost interest, but there are still many interesting things in this world (if only to me). I will resume recording my musings, photos, and adventures, along with the art and other stuff that I have shared in the past, and try to catch up.
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her.
And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last…