Here is Chapter 3 from my new audio book, Mister, This is Going on Your Permanent Record. It explores the highs and lows of becoming a parent. Perspectives come from a pediatrician, a CEO, a reformed “juvenile delinquent,” and a retired dancer. If you can spare 20 minutes, I’d love it if you could give it a listen.
Cure For Chaos?
Unemployment skyrocketing; economic uncertainty; C-19 killing 170,000 Americans; Political and election disarray; hundreds of fires scorching the west. A friend asked a rhetorical question yesterday: “Why are we being punished?” Then he answered his own question: “Gay marriage.” He went on the suggest a solution, a cure for all this misery, “We could pacify the gods by killing some virgins.” I told him that was old school.
I suggested to my friend a better way to handle the anxiety we’re all experiencing: go into your garden.
First, Read this great article in The New Yorker: The Therapeutic Power of Gardening: August 17, 2020.
Second, Plant sunflower seeds. They give you instant gratification.
Third, Make a garden out of old kitchen appliances.
Cares of the world will melt away…or, maybe not.