I had hope when the fine people of New Jersey surrounded the Citibank CEO's home for several weeks to remind him of who he really should have been working for. I had hope that the Occupy Movement would spark a strong and appropriate counter-movement to the Racist Religious Right's Tea Party. Alas, far too many people have been lulled to sleep. They still shop at Walmart. They still eat at McDonald's. They still believe things that are unprovable. They still vote against their own best interests.
It's just sad.
I realize there will never be any "nirvana" in this life, except for the peace we find within ourselves (once you get your chattering mind out of the way and just experience life and living). Yet, a person needs to live somewhere. For my wife and I, that "somewhere" will very shortly be Paris, France.
Here is a short video of images I took during our Fall 2011 visit to that fair city. The music comes from a recording I made in the church of Saint Eustache. They hold an organ concert for free on Sunday evenings at 17:30h.
Perhaps a person will see why we would like to try living in Paris? :-)