What’s it all about?

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

It’s a beautiful time to be in Greenwich with the snow flying.

The snow covers everything in such magnificent ways, as if sculpting all that it lands on, and it makes me realize that all that accrues gets covered or changed. As the accruing snow changes the landscape, I see that time changes existing realities and conveniently hides truth. The snow hides and changes all it falls on.

For years the “fool on the hill” represented an enlightened person. From college, through Army, a successful rock band  and teaching, the fool on the hill represented enlightenment.

What’s it all about for years, then I hear “fool on the hill” was a Beatles’ putdown.

What’s it all about for years, I have tried to push helping people and commemorating their lives.

One of the permanent anthems for my purpose was Fool on the Hill.

What’s it all about, ramming home facts that people don’t care, a song about a idealist turns into a put down and a preservationist decides to restore a sculpture, but not the coastal watch tower.

What’s it all about, with nobody answering my call to restore our Greenwich Point Coastal Watch Tower.

What’s it all about, I creatively have tried to work for truth and justice in regards to the very fiber of our society.

What’s it all about, for me is caring about people’s contributions, preserving what they leave in trust to us.

But nobody cares. I fear nobody cares about questions like how will our great seniors be remembered and what will happen when it’s our turn?

I have struggled with those caring in retrospect, when all I get is “conditional care.” I have been offered conditional care for bring back my totem pole that I carved in tribute to Greenwich Point.

What’s it all about, when I stated that the totem pole happened because of World War II and the tower. The tower impressed my father, which helped bring us to Glenville. So I say that the totem must be brought back with the tower, a WWII monument, and all I have gotten is silence.

What’s it all about, I yell. Silence and time covers a landmark civil defense tower, yet highlights “my totem pole.”

 

Jim C. Reilly
Greenwich

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