This is a tale, written contemporaneously, of nature’s power to have a significant, positive, and lasting impact on our world. It begins on a mountaintop in a small village north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the summer of 2015. A description of the challenges with which the average person is confronted daily is contrasted with the magical beauty of nature. This beauty shared among people is identified as a catalyst for positive growth in our communities.
The pitfalls and benefits of modern life are presented through the prism of two federal election campaigns in Canada and in the United States of America. The elections of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on October 19, 2015, and of President Donald J. Trump on November 8, 2016, are thoroughly discussed. The power of the people, harnessing the beauty of nature to effect change that represents their values, is woven constantly throughout this discussion. The role of the media in helping and hindering the people to achieve this goal of positive change is examined.
The objective of this story is to initiate a dialogue between the reader and the author. This dialogue would emphasize how the power of nature when shared can be the impetus for the kind of change in our lives that truly represents our core values.