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AQUARIUS RISING

BOOK III: THE HARMONIC CONVERGENCE


YUPPIES AT PLAY

 

It is 1987: in the eleven years since these six ex-hippies last gathered together, all but Frank have rejoined the mainstream culture. Mary's birthing center is respected and popular. Newly expanded, Paul's oak-furniture factory is booming. Capo has graduated from making to teaching music. Helen has been practicing chiropractic for several years. And Barbara, long divorced from Frank, has finished her protracted climb up the academic ladder, emerging at the top as an attorney-at-law.

When Capo and Helen plan to bring their son, Kevin, on vacation to see Paul, Mary, and their children, Elizabeth and Joshua, Frank parlays the visit into a group reunion to celebrate the Harmonic Convergence, two days of focal importance in Mayan and Zapotec Native American prophecy. To the surprise of the other five, who concur that she probably left them all behind when she split from Frank, Barbara shows up, completing the muster.

Where it is clear, on the one hand, that Frank has serious concerns on his mind for the group to consider and to address, it is equally uncertain, on the other hand, what Barbara is up to or even if she has some hidden agenda. But, then, curiously enough, it becomes evident that each one of them has unfinished, personal business to deal with, some of it going all the way back to their halcyon days together in the Berkeley commune.

 


 

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