Carry On Wayward Son
- Some wise old man once told me: "I don't believe in no religion. It's too much of a gamble. But I am a spiritual man."
Amen, Keith Richards. It's the tenet that has guided me through most of my adult life.
Some colleagues, friends and strangers have asked me why I don't have a religion. I ask them, how do you know I need one?
Not a single preacher has convinced me.
I do believe, however, in the power of human creation. The songs, buildings, inventions and movies that are in this world, they are the ones that needed our reverence.
My mother, who is not a staunch Buddhist, says don't place your faith in something you cannot see and feel. It's better to trust yourself. Amen.
My father, who is not a staunch Christian, says it's up to me. Amen.
I believe in the biblical stories and mores, and I think that will suffice.
- I always love the deserts. Just the desolation of it. Hope I get to feel it in my next few days in Doha.