First of all, insert twilight zone music for this one folks......stick with me, please. So I make the "Growing Pains" post today.....all that follows unravels quite interestingly....in intense, deep and beautiful ways. There is some talk of Nature and God....another interesting spin on the original post. I received a card in the mail today from a long lost musician friend (known each other since we were 13)...it brought tears of joy to my eyes. I was so happy to hear from him. A month ago a movie was recommended to me by one of our own. (he will speak up, I am sure) I immediately ordered it from Amazon. It finally arrived today. I had no idea it was coming today and didn't think I would make the time to watch it for a little while. Something compelled me to finish practicing and put it in the player right away. OMG. What a work of art. THIS, my friends is the level of what "reality" viewing should be. THIS is magical, filled with beauty in its simplicity and honesty. So incredibly thought-prevoking on so many levels that have nothing to do with music. Included, it has EVERYTHING to do with music!!!! EVERYONE here must find a way to see this film as soon as possible. It will bring you to your knees (Rogerio, Toots, Glenn, Ed, et al). With the current vibe, it fits in perfectly. I do not want to give anything away. All I can say is that ALL OF YOU must EXPERIENCE this work of art. It will change you in some way forever....as all great art does. I am still weeping....not because I am sad, but because of its beauty. Trust me. All of you will be weeping as well. Foot note: My first stuffed animal as a child was a camel, not a bear. I always loved camels and have no idea why. Now I do. Going to get that box of Kleenex now and continue with some introspection. This movie will cause quite a few to do the same. PS http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...sr=11-1/ref=sr_11_1/102-9623288-4064958?n=130 here is the link to Amazon so those who are interested can look it up. The official title is "The Story of the Weeping Camel".