Rhythm’s Children opens with a sunrise over a quiet canyon. A narrow river feeds tough green plants and animals call to one another in the half-light. We see people on a wide, fertile plain, moving together in a gentle, simple dance.
Their hearts beat with a universal rhythm. The rhythm carries them into the future. The earth nourishes them and carries their dancing feet with love. The earth watches in terror as the dancing feet move faster and faster, trampling the plants on the plain and kicking dust into the once-clear river.
We see a modern city like New York. We see a child in the city, and hear a voice that she hears, a wild whisper in her ear. It asks her to feel the rhythm that connects her to the ancient world, to look at the problems of the modern world with clear eyes, and to realize that…
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