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    On Apr 8, 2011 Derek wrote:

     What I enjoy about this delicate passage is it's emphasis on the power of subtle meanings. Many adults today have gotten caught up in the day to day "static" of life, missing the intentions behind words. Young children, with pure minds absorb every nuance in movement and tone in communication. They are Watchers of life. They can see, feel and absorb what some might say are messages of transcendence. 

    As adults, children can be great teachers for all of us. They can guide us back to a reality and learn to listen to what is not spoken.

    Recommendation - I would edit the last few sentences "Its lack is more of a threat to our world than anything else -- or, rather, its increasing absence in human relationships is at the root of all else that now threatens to destroy or degrade us beyond recovery -- the internecine hatred and egoism."

    There is no good or bad, it just is. Life is perfect. Let's focus on solutions. Give us goals to strive for...

    Keep up the great work!

    Well Wishes, Derek

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