I knew 2022 was going to be a rough year. But on New Year's Eve, I never dreamed we would be staring into the maw of World War III.
So many things in life up until now, I've taken for granted. Things that are in jeopardy. The beautiful places I have seen -- things I thought would always be there -- now have an uncertain future. It's anybody's guess how things are going to turn out.
It comes into your consciousness, your dreams, every fiber of your day. And though you can manage to distract yourself for a while, it's always there in the background. I can hear it in the edge of my voice. In the dark tones of my guitar.