An Unorthodox Prescription For Health
Our focus this month is on health. Wholistic health, to be specific: an attitude that sees our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves as part of a single, organic whole.
There’s something about a “New Age Cultural Event” that asks you to put your brain on hold, a flavor of contrived holiness and assumed agreement that makes you twitch all over. To be sure, there’s also a great deal more spontaneity than most establishment events allow and, at their best, a gypsy-like exuberance that fosters a relationship between artists and audience seldom experienced in philharmonic halls. The little flaw between the ideal of the Renaissance Fair and what we actually have on the roster is the proclivity on the part of many New Age performers to say that they are channelling God . . . and their need to have us agree with them.
This story, told by a talented local songwriter, deals with how he decided to dedicate his life to music.
(A Childish Tale)
After long days and nights, after asking and following the advice of many strangers, our hero of medieval aspect and suitcase indestructible beheld from a hill his journey’s end, the village of Balladeer Ed.