Another savage week, from St. Paul to Nice. With no words left, we turn to Toronto's Choir! Choir! Choir!, an experiment in harmony and community - "When it works, humanity amplifies" - that gathered Rufus Wainwright and 1,500 strangers to sing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah” and raise our collective spirits. Warsan Shire: "i held an atlas in my lap/ran my fingers across the whole world/and whispered/where does it hurt?/it answered/everywhere/everywhere/everywhere."
Thank you, Abby. That was great!. I was just ready to go to bed after reading a long string of political posts and disagreements: people arguing and "bickering". Then I invested a couple of minutes more of my time in this, and come out feeling like I just had a shower and massage!
thanks, abby. much needed.
As we hear more and more dire climate predictions, and as violence and hatred seem to grip our world, this feels like a last song. A song echoing from humanity, with hope in a world that can seem hopeless. It brought me to tears! Just beautiful!