The great end of life is not knowledge but action.—Aldous Huxley (English novelist
CONCLUDING THE writing of this book to which I’ve dedicated so much time and energy is both exhilarating and saddening. I feel enormous pride to have accomplished this lifelong goal during a time when so much else around me could have deterred me or taken precedence. It’s taken a great deal of self-discipline to disassociate myself from external realities that might have otherwise discouraged my objectives. Throughout my writing, disheartening headlines have been the subjects of trepidation, all in agreement that unemployment numbers have soared to record highs in more than two decades. Even a multibilliondollar stimulus law has been slow to curtail the major economic recession we are currently experiencing.
In the midst of such a recession, it seemed pointless to write about image, as its importance appeared trivial by comparison. If there aren’t any