Next, she is an international award-winning author, producer, playwright, and librettist, who co-wrote the story for “Loving the Silent Tears: The Musical.” Let’s give a warm welcome, Cynthia Ferrell. "I am absolutely thrilled to be here today. It is such an honor. And in particular, because I’ve been working on a new short story, that I believe illustrates Your plea, Supreme Master, to wake up and move faster, to save our animals, our planet and ourselves. And before I get into that, I’d like to say, particularly yesterday, how bizarre it was for me to be in a place where free water was falling from the sky, and such a lot of water falling from the sky. Because I live in fire country. We don’t have green mountains; we have red ones. There were always fires growing up. And the fires began to burn faster. Why do we wait so long when disaster is on us? Why do we stand transfixed? What does it take to wake us up? What moment makes us as adults move? That’s what this story explores."