What if everybody in the world, at the same day, at the same minute, opened their window, looked at the sky, took a big breath end yelled out their lungs saying, " Thank you very much, thank you a lot." The view would probably change, suffused suddenly with light and color, and clarity. On the other hand what if everybody in the world, at the same day, at the same minute, opened their window, looked at the sky, took a big breath and yelled out their lungs saying, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more." The view would darken and sounds of sorrow, tears and grief would arise. My new book "Listen to your Garden" , as I now know, is a love story. Its genre is thank you very much, thank you a lot. What if, is only wistful thinking! It may be that we often took everything for granted, or else some things for granted. In a distant time and a distant place we were given a grant that allowed us to live in a place of light and color and clarity. We may have spoiled it by forgetting to say thank you very much, thank you a lot for the grant we were given, and fell into saying something like I was mad as hell and I am not taking it any more. The movie "Network" ,describes television as "Indifferent to suffering, insensitive to joy. All of life is reduced to the rubble of banality." The task of mankind is to recover the grant, or at least whatever is left for the wistful among us. Not just, as it were, taking the grant for granted.
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