There is another crucial reason that New York story should never have happened, especially in the supposed land of ‘free speech’, not just big business muscle. A reason the mystic river runs very deep indeed. A programme just now on the Space Station orbitting the Planet reminded me of that picture of Earth, and all that has happened in just sixty years, since such iconic images where sent back, and began to shift human consciousness and awareness to a new dimension. It talked of the devastation of the Aral Sea, of the explosion of populations, and of the essential interconnectedness of all life and nature. Scream of the White Bear, like my other books, was and is an attempt to say something valuable about the paradox of the wild and man, and to find a story that both entertains and inspires, suggesting some link between the human meanings we need, the ‘spiritual’ meanings we vitally need, so often contained in story, and the potential power of science to save us all, man and endangered animals like Polar Bears. But not once were those messages or attempts protected in New York either, on behalf of their own contracted author. All a CEO could say, despite having a hobby studying rivers, at the height of a personal crisis too, was ‘there is no energy here to do your book!‘, amid the most outrageous contempt for me and for storytelling too. All distorted in the frame of someone else’s personal greed to triumph, or be private. My contracted book that is, that I fought for two years and more to get right, in the most impossible and heartbreaking circumstances. It is a story that, even with little Phoenix Ark Press, half makes you half want to wave the white flag in total surrender and despair at people and publishing, but half fight on, however the truth was distorted by the supposed guardians of meaningful stories. So what to do? DCD
The only thing to do is try to finish that book properly and meaningfully for readers because an author triumphs through their books alone.
Second Epigraph to Scream of The White Bear:
According to a series of studies by the U.S. Geological Survey, future reduction of sea ice in the Arctic could result in a loss of two-thirds of the world’s polar bear population within fifty years.