Jerry gave everyone a final farewell at the June 27 show in the Bay Area.
#LoveWins in the End. Always.
Wavy Gravy's Camp Winnarainbow
Hero Patch Adams gives insight
on American healthcare and
the future of humanity
He believes that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process and therefore, true health care must incorporate those aspects of life. Doctors and patients in his model relate to each other on the basis of mutual trust and patients receive plenty of time from their doctors. Allopathic doctors and practitioners of alternative medicine will work side by side in Patch's model.
If you think that all sounds like a utopian impossibility, it isn't. Patch and his colleagues practiced medicine at the Gesundheit Institute together in West Virginia that way for 12 years in what Patch refers to as their "pilot project." In that time they saw 15,000 patients. From that experience onward Patch Adams has devoted his life to the study of what makes people happy.
Have you heard of Ken Kesey leader of
the Merry Pranksters, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was made into
a movie that swept the big 5 Academy Awards?
Times are changing again.
Like Jerry's rainbow,
it is a wonder to behold.
Kesey did not believe that these patients were insane, but rather that society had pushed them out because they did not fit the conventional ideas of how people were supposed to act and behave. Published under the guidance of Cowley in 1962, the novel was an immediate success; in 1963, it was adapted into a successful stage play by Dale Wasserman, and in 1975, Miloš Forman directed a screen adaptation, which won the "Big Five" Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher), Best Director (Forman) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman).
Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well: Jerry Garcia's Daughter
on the Shows, Phish & A Scrapped Jerry Hologram