The Billy Green saga continues! Billy’s challenging, sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, always unpredictable journey. He was more determined than ever to find meaning in life and comfort in love.
Billy came to know one thing for sure.
Love is real.
He could now with the absolute cocksure confidence of pure enlightenment, scoff at the naysayers and spit in the face of the purveyors of romantic nihilism, the cynics who say that love is an illusion.
Billy knew the real score. Love is the light that never dims. Love is a wine that flows in our hearts. Love is a wonder that has no beginning or end. Love is a master key that opens the gates of perfection. Love is the language our souls use to speak to one another. Love is the trafficking of fantasies and transcending of mortality. Love is an energy that can neither be created or destroyed. Love is God Allah Yahweh Shiva Qat Aphrodite. Love is touch smell feel taste listen pray. Love is the poetry of the senses. Love is metaphysical gravity. Love is the gift of oneself. Love is sweet tyranny. All you need is love.
Descartes. You almost got it right. Je aime, donc je suis.
Yes. That’s how it should go. I love, therefore I am.
Valentines Day solipcism.
But does it ever turn out the way we planned? The way we hoped and dreamed?
John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, and a bipolar humanist. He is author of eight novels, three non-fiction political books, and one creative non-fiction fantasy/travel/cookbook. Currently in development is a new novel set in Japan, another in Africa, and an American satire on the self-help crazes of the 80s and 90s.
Author Rachel has visited and lived in over thirty-three countries since leaving America August of 2006. He recently returned from two months in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Singapore. He is now somewhat rooted in a small traditional farming village in Japan near Osaka, where he proudly tends his small but promising vegetable garden and sets his non-existent watch by the thrice-daily ringing of Shinto temple bells at a local shrine.
You can follow his adventures and developing world view at: http://jdrachel.com.
"Scribo ergo sum."
"Chockablockwith insights into pop-culture and political observations — the work
presents a tsunami of depraved, reflective mental torture expressed
poetically coursing through the mind of Billy Green. The author’s
candidly, beautifully executed mental reflections reminded me of Marcel
Proust’s detailed mental pondering in his classic work Swans Way.”
"With laughter and tears John Rachel juxtaposes Billy Green's turbulent love
life against a setting filled with major historical events in a chaotic
"John Rachel’s second book follows his first in a lyrical musical rhythm, with a beat, and the contrapuntal symphony
of introspective dancing words. The subtitle Entendre underscores this
work; unsubtle with a single meaning. But it is damn clever, close to
the bone stream of consciousness writing."
"This is a must read book!"