I thought we’d be farther along than this, honestly.

Second half of the second decade of the 21st century — 21st! — and we’re still driven by consumption, still substituting our good works for product, still aligning our goals with buying another.

Could Janis Joplin live in such a world?

That gorgeous voice masked beneath meek looks, that fiery spirit cradled inside a plain and portly facade.

So much there. So much broken.

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV?¬†Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.¬†I wait for delivery each day until three, so oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV?”

You worked hard all your lifetime. That’s it?

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