Small World, Big Apple, Tweets and Tibet


You may not know the names of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman… though millions from around the world hear their music every year.

In fact, according to Wikipedia, the Sherman brothers wrote more motion-picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in film history.

You may know this one if you’ve ever been to a Walt Disney property…

“It’s a world of laughter
A world of tears
It’s a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There’s so much that we share
That it’s time we’re aware
It’s a small world after all.”

“There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to ev’ryone
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It’s a small world after all.”


Yes, the world keeps getting smaller – and even the biggest players can’t control our desire and ability as human beings to connect with others of our race… the human race.

The news is breaking this very minute that the Dalai Lama spent an hour today in a New York hotel answering questions live on Twitter with supporters inside China.

So just to clarify… that would be the same baseball cap-wearing, smart-phone carrying, seventy-five year old Buddhist monk that was exiled to India over five decades ago… and the same China from which Twitter is banned.

Now, I don’t follow his religion…
and don’t agree with his politics…

But I like that picture…
I like that story…
I like that technology…

And I like that song…

“Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It’s a small world after all.”


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