21st Century Zip Drive
- 21st Century Zip Drive
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Whether the subject is the food we eat, or the lives
we live, or the way we treat our fellow man,
simplicity is the rule to live by.
Once upon a saner time, there were neither bombings
nor school shootings. There were lacks of abductions and
fear and terror for little girls and boys to ponder.
I was in fourth grade then, and could ride the Eighth
Avenue subway alone from 207th street in Manhattan
down to 59th street where I would get off the train
to walk four blocks and meet my dad at the 63rd street
YMCA. At that time, I was on the Triton Club swim
team and was the fastest 8-year-old in New York City.
I have experienced many ugly things shatter my once-
pure and innocent equilibrium since that era more than
five decades ago.
Now, at this magical moment, I have re-discovered a means
to save the world. If only I could get everybody to
simultaneously watch the following 4-minute video.
Has anybody ever expressed the spirit of animal rights
issues better than this man who died at age 44 and was
awarded an honorary Oscar for his performance? James
Baskett instructed his young friend:
"In those days...the critters were closer to the
folks, and the folks were closer to the critters."
If you cannot relate, then, that represents your loss.
With shattered dreams, the cute little boy with a
Hollywood future and a million-dollar smile who was
missing one tooth could not relate. He would star in
numerous animated movies, and even became the voice of
Walt Disney's Peter Pan, but he rapidly went through
his money after growing up to become a drug addict.
In 1968, Bobby Driscoll died in poverty of hepatitis
at the age of 31 and his body was found in an abandoned
Greenwich Village building.
Today begins a life for each one of us to live
to a resounding potential conclusion.
"I have just three things to teach: simplicity,
patience, compassion. These three are your greatest
- Lao Tzu