Arlo's take on it
I love the following quote by Arlo Guthrie in a recent magazine article celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of the song "Alice's Restaurant."
"I am forever grateful to the human spirit that rejoices in the absurdity of the times. Perhaps the world was never meant to be all we hoped it should be. After all, in a world where everything is fine, you'd have to go an awful long way out of of your way to make a positive contribution. But in a world like this one, you don't have to do very much at all. There's never been a time in the history of the world when you could do so little and have it mean so much to so many people. Maybe this is the world we've been asking for all along!"