選挙の日に


選挙の日になぜか昔、Tears for FearsのSowing the Seeds of Loveをベルリンの壁の崩壊を見ながら聞いたことを思い出した。
その瞬間、下の言葉が頭をよぎった。

政治を軽蔑するものは、軽蔑すべき政治しか持つことができない。
トーマス・マン

漠然と世界が良くなると思った日から大分時間が経ったけど、色々なことが複雑になり、あの日思ったものとは大分違うように見える。もう私の人生の中であんな風に思える日は無いだろうと、そんな奇跡のような日があったことを懐かしく思った。

そんな奇跡のような日は毎日は続かないだろうし、むしろ奇跡など起きる必要のない世界がはるかに健全だと思う。贔屓目で見ても今雲一つない晴れだとは言えないけど、台風でもない。ゆっくりでも怠けずにやるしかないのだと思った。

 

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善きことはカタツムリの速度で動く。

マハトマ・ガンディー

“Sowing The Seeds Of Love”
Tears for Fears

High time we made a stand
And shook up the views of the common man
The love train rides from coast to coast
D.J.’s the man we love the most

Could you be, could you be squeaky clean?
And smash any hope of democracy ?
As the headline says you’re free to choose
There’s egg on your face and mud on your shoes
One of these days they’re gonna call it the blues
Yeah yeah

Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love
And anything is possible when you’re sowing the seeds of love
Anything is possible
Sowing the seeds of love

I spy tears in their eyes
They look to the skies
For some kind of divine intervention
Food goes to waste
So nice to eat, so nice to taste
Politician grannie with your high ideals

Have you no idea how the majority feels ?
So by far a promise land
We’re fools to the rules of a government plan
Kick out the style! bring back the jam

Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love

Sowing the seeds
The birds and the bees
My girlfriend and me in love

Feel the pain
Talk about it
If you’re a worried man then shout about it
Open hearts, feel about it
Open minds, think about it

Everyone, read about it
Everyone, scream about it
Everyone
Everyone,yeah,yeah
Everyone, read about it, read about it
Read in the books in the crannies
And the nooks there are books to read

Sowing the seeds of love, we’re sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds

Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes

Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes

Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes

High time we made a stand
And shook up the views of the common man
And the love train rides from coast to coast
Every minute and every hour
I love a sunflower

And I believe
In love power
Love power
Love power

Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love

Sowing the seeds
An end to need
The politics of greed

Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love

Sowing the seeds
An end to need
The politics of greed

Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love, the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds