The doors are opening everywhere.
Floods of people turn down from the mountain in rivers of attestations, they bring their affidavits, they have been waiting, their stifled voices bursting forth in a roar, a frenzy, an acclamation, a declaration of here and now, the farmer, the bus boy, the magician, no titles and royalty here, the nurse, accountant, secretary, salesman, shoe shine boy, taking their places without any fanfare, growing from the common earth and ground, here to bring forth eternity, to make it shine in the supermarket, elementary school, hamburger shop, dentist’s chair, we see each other now, we tip our hat, we wave our hands, we bow, we salute our friends, our cousins from Siberia, our long lost brother from the Sudan, the reindeer herders, the worshippers of ancient suns, now come to here and now, the only place that ever was, to play another tune, to craft another story, illumined by the light of the stars and sun of forever.
We rise up.
We rise up here in America.
James Hilgendorf is the author of nine non-fiction books, his latest being “Maybe We Need a New Religion”. His other titles include “The Buddha and the Dream of America”; “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”; “The New Superpower”; “A New Myth for America”; “The Great New Emerging Civilization”; “Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age”; “Poems of Death: Time for Eternity”, and “Forever Here.”
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