The late folk singer Pete Seeger had this to say about his profession, back in 2009: “My job is to show folks there’s a lot of good music in this world and, if used right, it may help to save the planet.”
A lofty goal, perhaps, but it resonates with me. I’m conscious that by writing a speculative fiction novel, I get to make predictions about how things could turn out if we don’t make changes now. I have the power to ask and answer the great, “What if?” Maybe that’s my opportunity to play a small part in saving the planet.
Given the apparent contempt for the environment from our current federal government, it feels like time for all of us to strive to make a difference in our own way.
Mr Seeger will be missed. Here’s Mr Bruce Springsteen and the fantastic E-Street Band paying homage to some of Mr Seeger’s work.