Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for January 02, 2000
Val: WOW. A whole new century stretching out before us. Joan: Let's make a wish. Val: I wish Bill Gates could just BUY Afghanistan and liberate all the women trapped there... Val: I wish we valued the gifts of fresh air, fresh water and fertile earth enough to seriously protect them. Val: I wish black people and white people weren't afraid of one another. Joan: And I was just wishing you could be more optimistic. Val: I AM! It could happen!!