Wind The Clock (For Tomorrow Is Another Day)

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This whole collection of music could’ve been much more sombre - if I’d recorded it a couple of months earlier, it would’ve been pretty dark. The macro-dark stuff, the reflections on global politics and the state we’re in were processed through the Referendum album, so by the time I got to the recording sessions that became this album and The Surrender Of Time, I was in a more reflective place.

The title here came from a something I saw on the ‘Letters Of Note’ blog - a letter written by E.B. White, the author of Charlotte’s Web. Here’s the letter, the last line of which is the title of this piece:

“As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.

“Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say, the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society—things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed, sometimes rather suddenly. It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man's curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope that these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.

“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/wind-clock-for-tomorrow-is-another-day.html

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from Towards A Better Question, released January 17, 2017

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