Well, Do You Ever Get The Feeling That The Story’s Too Damn Real And In The Present Tense?

If a writer brought me a screenplay for consideration and it was spelling out the last four years, I would send it back for a complete rewrite. The circumstances, the characters, the implausibility, the complete lack of recognition of what structure would be in place to prevent something of this magnitude from happening, would each in their own be sufficient to question whether the writer of the screenplay had any clue about reality.

Many songs touch your soul over the course of time. Some find their deeper relevance at a later chapter in your life even if you enjoyed the lyrics at an earlier chapter of your life. I am going to turn the rest of my musing over to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. We are truly skating away on the thin ice of a new day. I hope there is enough resilience in this country to stand up for what is right❤️ Watching the complete deconstruction of the post office is an unconscionable action 80 days before the presidential election. If America does not wake up right now, I am very afraid.

Skating Away

Meanwhile back in the year one
When you belonged to no one
You didn’t stand a chance, son
If your pants were undone
‘Cause you were bred, for humanity
And sold to society
One day you’ll wake up, in the present day
A million generations removed from expectations
Of being who you really want to be
Skating away, skating away, skating away
On the thin ice of the new day
So as you push off from the shore
Won’t you turn your head once more
And make your peace with everyone
For those who choose to stay
Will live just one more day
To do the things they should’ve done
And as you cross the wilderness
Spinning in your emptiness
If you have to, pray
Looking for a sign, that the universal minds
Has written you into the passion play
Skating away, skating away, skating away
On the thin ice of the new day
And as you cross the circle line
Well, the ice wall creaks behind
You’re a rabbit on the run
And the silver splinters fly
In the corner of your eye
Shining in the setting sun
Well, do you ever get the feeling
That the story’s too damn real
And in the present tense?
Or that everybody’s on the stage
And it seems like you’re the only
Person sitting in the audience?
Skating away, skating away, skating away
On the thin ice of the new day
Skating away, skating away, skating away

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!