Many times in my life I’ve felt like I’ve been running against the wind. Involved in situations that seemed comfortable, but turned toxic. Hanging with people I thought were friends and turned out not to be. Fighting for lost causes and losing. With love gained and loves lost. Weighed down by the pain of this hard life. And yet…..and yet…. I push on and try to play out the hand I’ve been dealt. Wistful, yet unbroken. Bloody yet unbowed. Disappointed, yet still optimistic and looking towards the future. This is my condition and this is the human condition, as these songs illustrate.