If I read the news first I am paralyzed by sorrow. If I sing first I am awakened to gratitude and wonder.
If I read the news second, this gratitude and wonder encounters a gripping distortion, a confusion in the face of such energetic hate and myriad manifestations of cruelty and violence.
If I look out the window at that moment, I am further disorientated by the stunning blue expanse, the gentle flight of the birds, the peacefulness offered by the clear view of the islands in their perfect paper cut-out silhouettes…
Turning back to my screen, I cannot bring myself to comment, to agree or disagree, to condemn or support, to reconcile perspectives or hope for understanding.
If at this moment, I sing?
– but who am I to sing, to create, to love, when others are suffering!?
I am not sure about it, but I am trying this out: give song/life to your surroundings.
And tell me how you go?