I have been communicating with a Canadian film production company via Skype for the last six months, but it seemed appropriate that we meet in person. I thus traveled to Canada last week to do business the old fashioned way – over dinner, in person. What a beautiful place Vancouver is – but there, in a coffee shop, I encountered people just going about their ibusiness. All ten patrons were busy on their laptops (I managed to fit eight in the picture above).
I spoke to many people during my travels, and surprisingly it feels that people all over are waking up: from the elderly Sacramento couple who believe that America is under threat of a one world government, to the Indian Sikh neuro-psychiatrist practicing in San Francisco who believes the medical profession needs a shake up over GMO foods, oversubscribed medications and artificially boosting our immune systems with vaccines.
I also watched many movies on the the long fifteen hour flights across the Pacific – including “Timbuktu”. This inspiring film was nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Language Film) and is about religious fundamentalists forcing their rule in a village not far from the city of Timbuktu. They force dress codes on the women – and music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned.
So they play without a ball.
I wonder if there is a message for the West there. Maybe we shouldn’t play “ball” any longer.
PS: I managed to evade four body scanners and I’ll be back to regular posting of articles.