A Tale of Two Presidents
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of life-saving medical advancement, it was the age of life-taking weapons of mass destruction; it was the spring of freedom of choice, it was the winter of poverty and oppression. It was the weekend when a group of kids got together to celebrate my boy’s fifth birthday, it was the weekend when Vladimir Putin called Barack Obama to discuss World War Three.
You, me, us. We need to stop the shit so that every child on this planet can enjoy every birthday to a ripe old age.
Jonathan K Benton
Please note: Charles Dickens’s brilliant first paragraph in A Tale of Two Cities (read it here) kicks all other opening paragraphs out of the literary ball park. His words are as a relevant today as they were 200 hundred years ago.