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6-6-12

Okay, stop reading this NOW!!! Well, okay read on just a bit more AND THEN, if you haven't already done so, go out a.s.a.p. and buy and READ: The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism For The Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs; Scott Kurashige. Failing that (because it could be passed on to others), check it out from your library!

This is the book I've been thinking and wondering about for the past 40+ years but never knew it would exist in such a human form! Although it was published in 2011, the ideas and concepts have been living in 97 year old (come June 27) Grace Lee Boggs the entire time I've been struggling myself to understand the age we're living in! Our journey's are unique but the paths we take will ultimately determine the fate of our species. We can close our eyes and move forward zombie-like or we can be-here-now and realize every moment can be transformative and life affirming.

I've been accused of being a pessimist most of my life and I have to admit the past decade has pushed me beyond pessimism if that's possible. But I'm tired of looking at a glass half empty and now, by Grace (pun intended), I'm afforded the opportunity to look at the glass as 'just right' for this moment in time! Read the book, it will change you. If it doesn't you're going to have to fight to your own death a hopeless battle with little happiness and optimism to look forward to. Joseph Campbell said "The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventureā€ . I beg all who are reading this NOW to stop and fulfill your true destiny as as human being.

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