- IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY,
after a fairly harsh winter, people are glad to be able to
and of course this is New York City, the greatest city on
the earth. 24 Hours a day people are outside speaking to each other,
even if some of them have a funny accent or sound like they are unhappy
with the whole world ....
We move to one of the grammer schools in the city. It is recess time, and the kids are
outside to excercise some of their pent-up energy. We see some boys playing basketball and
the girls sitting and talking, looking at the boys. But of in a corner of the school yard,
all by himself, is a young boy about
7 years old, who is digging in the ground. All of a sudden his fingers touch a soft
object, it is some type of very
old basket, so he continues digging deeper. Carefully he pulls the basket from the
ground and discovers inside some artifacts. These objects appear to be of Native American
origin .... some feathers, beads and a strange stone made from quartz crystal ....
This young boy's name is Michael. He feels kind of isolated from the other students,
as his family has just moved here from Chicago. Although Chicago and New York are both big
cities, it takes awhile to get use to the Big Apple. It is quite apparent, even at this early age,
that Michael is quite inquisitive as he wants to know
the secrets of the universe (you know the old saying, "Leave no stone unturned"
Michael literally lives this). Michael has begun his life journey by exploring the
mysteries buried in the earth
from the past. Michael stares in awe at his find, with his mouth open, quite proud
of himself and plans to show his father at the dinner table that night. He puts
all the pieces back into the basket and gets ready to head back for the school.
Just before he goes, Michael looks into the sky
and ponders who these people
were that would use such strange looking instruments