We focus on the good, the light-hearted, the news that is soft, the bright ideas, the art, the entertainment. And when we do that, we keep alive the notion of a world without the endless, seething tide of war, and hunger, and poverty, destruction, and decimation. Out there, and within ourselves, is a real creative utopia. If we don’t nurture it, if we don’t laugh with it, and play, if we mire ourselves solely in the ills of the world, it dies. Some days, I choose to live strictly there.