Light in the Pattern
Light in the Pattern is a reflection around the question of whether our unhappiness or ill content is caused by internal programming or by external circumstances. I begin by putting it out there that our unhappiness has an internal source; that we are unhappy because of psychological programming or self-criticism, or self-judgement or whatever it might be. But then I think about poverty, famine, violence, war, discrimination – and in the case of Ireland, our troubled history, and institutional legacies. This song begins with one viewpoint, then moves to another. It is for the listener to decide and discern.