If you watch The Walking Dead, you know that this past Sunday's episode featured the book The Art of Peace, a collection of sayings by the founder of the Japanese martial art Aikido. As you might (or might not) expect, the book has suddenly become a #1 bestseller at amazon.com:
And just incidentally, as I was wheeling my trash bins up to the curb a few minutes ago, I saw two boys down the street clacking sticks together, and it's probable that they saw The Walking Dead on Sunday and were pretending to be Morgan and Eastman, practicing "Aikido." It brought a smile to my face to see them outside in the damp grey overcast, instead of inside playing at their gaming consoles.
Maybe there's hope for us after all.