The Grand Illusion in the Land of Confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs and the people or person that we were with, and how we experienced the music.

I’m dating myself here as I share that I am a little stuck in the ‘70s and early ‘80s when it comes to my preferred genre of music. My playlists for working out, walking, or skiing are a collection of my favorite songs from that era.

This week, as I was listening to one of my playlists, I found the irony and prophetic wisdom in a couple of the songs that made it into my mix. The first was Styx, “The Grand Illusion,” and the song that followed was Genesis, “Land of Confusion.”

I asked myself, “irony or prophecy?”

Styx, “The Grand Illusion” lyrics caught my attention:

“Welcome to the grand illusion come on in and see what’s happening, pay the price, get your ticket for the show.”

It made me think of everything that has been going on in our country…

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