"I read the news today, oh boy...
About a lucky man who made the grade..."
This Beatles song 'A Day In The Life' is the embodiment of utterly creative transmuting...
John Lennon actually refers to this piece of magic in the David Sheff NPR interviews from 1980 (aired on the day when John Lennon would have been 70); they literally just changed songs midstream and off they went, without prelude or apology, into a whole new world...
But there is a very real aspect to so-called 'bad' news attraction, and it is present in relation to the John Lennon NPR story. The interviewer, David Sheff, was profoundly moved by this very intimate domestic invite into the lives of John & Yoko and their young son Sean; every day for 3 weeks he got to be in their home and talk about everything and anything under the sun. Then, 2 days after the interviews were published, John Lennon was shot dead. I don't not want to know this in the context of the story. David Sheff, was rocked to his foundations and, as a 22-year old, by his own accounting, it became a defining episode in his young life.
Most all of us have had the experience of not being told something that is important to us. That too can be traumatizing and may play into what has emerged as a dominant cultural trait; we want to know everything but then the horrific-on-a-grand-scale tends to have the most charge and, unwittingly, leave an insidious residue in our emotional body, with knock-on effect over the longterm, to the physical.
As humans, we are not designed to process endless waves of shock-horror.The effect can be crippling.., and maybe that's "lamestream" news.
I think it was Dr. Andrew Weill first said in Spontaneous Healing, if you really can't unhook from what is being dished up as 'news', at least delay tuning in until the so-called 'news' is a week old. Then, it has been found, the undermining/diminishing effect (that makes you sick, literally) is itself diminished.
Now Concerning "Utterly":
"From 'news' that is old to........ turn-on-dime utterly News~z~Zing";
Utterly is a carefully chosen word
It derives from uterus;
Conceived in the womb of time;
It's time to use Our Words; heartwords;
"Words were created to share the pictures we carry In Our Hearts..";
"WE PLURIBUS" did just that.
And SF Bay Area delight, Wes Scoop had a notorious penultimate line always at the end of his radio broadcasts;
from the 2nd half of 'A Day In The Life' song:
"And somebody spoke and I went into a dream....
I heard the news today, oh boy,
four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire,
and though the holes were rather small,
they had to count them all,
now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall,
I'd love to turn........ you....... on........."
So now..., if you feel buzzed, go sign:
Write some yourself!!
You never know who will be changed
by what you wrought.