No. This doesn't necessarily have anything to do with global health or politics. Or does it?
First. Take a deep breath.
And now, let us all take pause, and give thanks
For if they were both still alive
Jimi Hendrix would have been 65 today.
And Bruce Lee would have been 67.
Which I guess means that they both would be retired.
And in 1967 they would have been 25 and 27, respectively.
So if you're in Seattle you might want to take a moment at the Jimi Hendrix memorial.
Or if you're in Hong Kong you might check out the recently unveiled new bronze statue of the late, famous Kung-fu and film star.
But if you're like me and you won't be in either of those places, I suggest that you watch the following two videos - playing them together at the same time - and then take a solemn walk in a snowy wood and find a quiet place place to sit by a slowly passing river, and then try to imagine, to the extent that you are able, what kind of human being could possibly embody the combined spiritual intensity of both these great men.
And then pray.
As passionately, and intensely as you can.
'cause I need all the help I can get.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 | Dec 21 The visionary genius Isaac Newton revolutionized science and math. His biographer James Gleick says he discovered "more of the essential core of human knowledge than anyone before or after." Ostensibly, Newton was humble, writing that "if I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." But he did not actually believe that, writes Salon.com's Farhad Manjoo in his review of Gleick's book. And the fact is that Newton's breakthroughs "were not incremental, not the logical conclusion to centuries of study," but rather the result of "a supernatural, superhuman intuition." This is the kind of intelligence I suspect you'll be able to summon in the coming weeks as you expand your understanding of your place in the world. It will be as if you're snatching raw truths fresh from eternity; as if you're the beneficiary of utterly novel insights that nothing in your life has prepared you for.