“How do you enjoy life when the world is burning?” asks Josh Healy. And honestly, it’s a good question, one we all have our own way of grappling with. For some, it’s by trying and make a difference, to put out those fires. For others, it’s by living honestly or to being kind. On the other hand, you could maybe just go to the water park.
This is a story about Josh and his cousin Miles. It’s about driving to a waterpark in the middle of a drought, about buying $7 bottles of California water in a place where you’re surrounded by California water, about how riding an 80 foot waterslide is like Ferguson Missouri. It’s smart, it’s touching, and it actually delivers on answering the question: exactly how do you enjoy life when the world is burning?
Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist. Fusing his distinct storytelling style with subversive humor and a fiery love for justice, Healey has been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and is a regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment.