Love > Despair

Since 2007 I have found Playing for Change — an organization that brings people from around the world together to make music together, their different instruments and instruments blending together beautifully — a glorious beacon of joy,  hope, and goodness. So, I’d like to use them to deliver a  broadside against the sheer meanness of today and the year that has led to it.

“About ten years ago my town suffered a terrible terrorist atrocity. There has been a divide in our country which has unsettled the nation for such a long time…and I decided soon after this atrocity that I would try and bring people closer together. “

Love, rescue me.
Come forth and speak to me.
Raise me up, and don’t
let me fall…

No man is my enemy
My own hands imprison me.
I say — “Love, rescue me.”

The group singing above was organized in response to an explosion in Northern Ireland which killed over thirty people, two of them unborn babies, and wounded hundreds more.

A few more songs of defiant joy and love abundant:

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Citizen, librarian, reader with a boundless wonder for the world and a curiosity about all the beings inside it.
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2 Responses to Love > Despair

  1. Mudpuddle says:

    excellent! unity beats division…

  2. CyberKitten says:

    Good luck with the election today!

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