Could it really be that 38% of Americans last year took prescription and other legal opiates to kill pain? How many more took illegal opiates to kill pain? How many are alcoholic, and/or addicted to sugar, GMO wheat, and other substances that numb us to our deep, seemingly inconsolable, buried, aching —
— for all that we have lost — our communion with the natural world, with each other, with our own souls — in this crazed craving for more more more — more money, more stuff, more entertrainment, stimulation, distraction, drama, sex, secrets, judgments, violence, gossip — more of whatever! and there’s never enough! — which we sooner or later discard, disconsolate and bored, never satisfied, into the yawning black hole of our SOLAR plexus which, far from shining authentic personal power, sucks sucks sucks up the muck with its puffy, puckered lips forever and ever amen.