Dueble was out for the day so we had a substitute. It was a beautiful spring day and I was very excited because our class was scheduled to take the bicycle safety test that morning.
What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? Ashcans and unobtainable dollars!
Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks! Moloch the heavy judger of men! Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows!
Moloch whose buildings are judgment! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments!
Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose blood is running money! Moloch whose fingers are ten armies! Moloch whose breast is a cannibal dynamo! Moloch whose ear is a smoking tomb! Moloch whose eyes are a thousand blind windows!
Moloch whose skyscrapers stand in the long streets like endless Jehovahs! Moloch whose factories dream and croak in the fog! Moloch whose smoke-stacks and antennae crown the cities!
Moloch whose love is endless oil and stone! Moloch whose soul is electricity and banks!This story appears in the January issue of National Geographic magazine.
For most of my life, I didn’t pay attention to birds. Only in my 40s did I become a person whose heart lifts. I am about to do what old people have done throughout history: call those younger than me lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow. But I have studies! I have statistics!
I have quotes from respected. Editor’s Note: The following essay contains information about a suicide attempt and may be upsetting to some readers. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide.
The story, ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde, was introduced in the taught module, demonstrated the kind of art and drama activities that a powerful story can stimulate and engage the audience . Tom Wolfe has chronicled American popular culture for more than three decades.
His best–selling books include The Electric Kool–Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities. These aspects have caused a growing disregard for the elderly, swept aside by a commercially driven, youth-obsessed culture.
As growing old and being dependent is more taboo than ever, the geriatric institution hides our elders away, safely out of sight.