Into the Wind

vic fortezza
2 min readMay 9, 2022

Today’s brilliant sunshine was diminished by an unfriendly wind but inspired a search on the subject. Here is the result:
Bob Dylan: “The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind…” It must have blown right past me.
The Association (Ruthann Friedman): “…And Windy has stormy eyes/ That flash at the sound of lies…” A radar desperately needed in these trying times.
Kansas (Kerry Livgren): “All we are is dust in the wind…” Many — most? — do not behave as if this is the case.
Gogi Grant (Stanley Lebowsky/Herb Newman): “The wayward wind is a restless wind…” Kind of like the metaphorical one sweeping across America at present.
Bob Seger: “…I’m older now but still runnin’ against the wind…” I’m sure it’s not what Mr. Seger intended, but it perfectly describes the right’s struggle against liberalism, a battle it’s been losing since at least FDR. In my case, trying to sell/promote my books curbside.
Frank Sinatra (Johnny Mercer/ Henry Mayer /Hans Bradtke): “… The autumn wind and the winter winds/ They have come and they have gone…” I’ll believe it when I see it.
And back to Mr. Dylan: “Idiot wind/ Blowing through the buttons of our coats/ Blowing through the letters that we wrote/ Idiot wind/ Blowing through the dust upon our shelves/ We’re idiots, babe/ It’s a wonder we can even feed ourselves.” Amen.

Guilty conscience? Headline from “Texas man allegedly robbed home, mowed victim’s yard.”

NYP headline: “Even with income limit of $125K, Biden’s student-loan forgiveness is unfair to most Americans.” $125K — this is a joke, right?

For those still hoping Hillary will finally be jailed, sobering headline from “Setback in Durham Probe After Judge Limits Prosecutor’s Evidence.” Fie!

Refreshing headline from “One state pledges new social studies standards will ‘not be apologetic for America’.” Louisiana. Kudos.

Another gem from the goombah:

My thanks to the lovely teenager who bought The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and to Movie Buff, who purchased The Road by Cormac McCarthy; and to the gentleman who donated two handsome kids’ books and insisted on paying for two pictorials in Russian.

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vic fortezza

I was born in Brooklyn in 1950 to Sicilian immigrants. I’ve had more than 50 short stories published world wide. I have 13 books in print.