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    London Exists in "The Dynamic Present"

     

    To me, London and England generally are the template that we are following here in the States. when I visited the city a decade ago to visit my step daughter at Brandeis doing her junior year abroad I felt strongly that I was stepping back in time to the origins of our own culture. Of course, growing up near Boston, I already had some of that- Boston is a kind of British knock off in its own way. Did you know when we say "Pahk your Cah in Hahvid Yaad" we're using a slang pronunciation of the British "R?" London honors the past with its museums, beautiful architecture. But don't forget that London also has the wisdom to let in the modern and make it a part of its culture....look at how the blues, rock music and American youth culture were embraced there in the 50s and 60s. Look how Jimi Hendrix went to London to know himself and to be discovered-- and then returned triumphantly to the US. In a word...well, two words....London is the....Dynamic Present! I'm W J O'Reilly, be well and hope to see you soon.

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