I listen to the Wind

More than 30 years ago, the poet sang:
I listen to the wind
to the wind of my soul
Where I’ll end up will I think
only God really knows”


He probably was not thinking on the strong hurricanes like the one that has been hitting our country and our city of Barcelona today.

The strength of the wind has thrown big walls and destroyed some buildings, like the Sport Hall in Sant Boi, where four children have died and some more were injured.

The images of the destruction caused by the wind showed stumbled trees over the roads, and big rocks that crashed down from the hills to the fields.

The poet is Cat Stevens and he was very mystical when he wrote his song “The Wind” and he was prone to share his thoughts in his songs, published in several beautiful records.

When we are mids in such a hurricane we feel really very little and we often tend to ask ourselves where we’ll end up. The first unconscious answer is “God knows”, but we know that we’re in a world where we can do very much to know were we’ll end. up.

The Inauguration in Washington DC this week is an achievement from the people and a success for the world. The prayers during the Inauguration may help, but we all know that who will help the most ro the new American administration is the strength and the determination of the president and the rest of the members of his administration.

The world is facing strong threats but can turn them in to challenges, as President Obama has spoken in his speech.

We will see many more hurricanes crossing our land and our coasts, but we will have very few opportunities to change the world as the one we’re having now.

I hope our leaders appreciate the poetry of this song, but that they know that all is in their hands and determination.

About Oriol

Professor dels Estudis d'Economia i Empresa de la UOC Lecturer of the Department of Economics and Business Administration Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - Barcelona- Spain
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One Response to I listen to the Wind

  1. Rossitza says:

    Great post and very poetic.

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