I’ve come out of school hiding because I feel like I must. I generally try to keep this blog fun and informative and just share the music. But I feel like we’ve hit a low point in our country and silence makes a person complicit in the hate and violence currently pulling us apart at the seams.
Since music says it better than words and is genuinely the healing force of the universe, I want to share the song that has been in my head since Thursday. It was released 45 years ago and somehow, inexplicably, is still as true today as it was then. Please everyone, let us work toward these lyrics being an artifact of the past – a reminder of how far we’ve come, not evidence of our seeming inability to move forward.
And, for those trying to find a way to heal all of the hurts of not just this week but all of the events of the recent past, a song that always gives me solace:
I ask that we all take a moment to start the conversation we need to have about how to genuinely fix our country and make the United States of America a place where everyone can safely and happily live their lives.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.