“Often I think this sad old world is whistling in the dark…” These are the opening words of the theme song from the 1970 movie “Darling Lili,” sung by Julie Andrews. Although I was 10 years old at the time, the words (and melody) have stuck in my mind. The words still perfectly describe our present dilemma and, I expect, will continue to do so. The song gravitates between melancholy and hope, but appropriately, never takes us beyond this point.
Thirty years later, at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham sang “Dare to Dream.” Most of us can imagine athletes dreaming about winning a gold medal, but when it comes to dreaming about a better world, nearly all of us are left at the starting line, wondering which way to face, let alone run.
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