Happy Easter everyone,
We all observe Easter as a time of renewal, a time of change from the bleak mid-winter to the new life spring has to offer.
Music is very much a part of this. It is wonderful how music can engage the brain and make great connections with our emotions. As you know, listening to music, as well as creating and performing musical works, can be very healing.
Often, the good stands out when comparing it with the not so good. All of us have experienced bleakness in our lives. This could be depression, loss of loved ones, sickness, financial difficulties, etc.
I am reminded of a woman I met who was raped, beaten, and left with life lasting injuries. She is a beautiful soul. As she limped towards me she said “I am going to get strong so I can fly. I am going to share my story around the country. Women can heal and survive."
I can already imagine her taking flight, running to face her reality and sharing her story with just the slightest glimpse of light. What begins as a horrific story of brutality, in the light of hope transforms into a story of new life.
We all experience suffering. We can walk towards change and hope on broken limbs. We keep walking and working with perseverance and purpose until we feel like we can take flight.
We will fly away on some bright morning. So even while it still may be bleak in some areas of our lives, we can let the stone roll away from our hearts and feel new life pour hope into our grief.
All we grieve is transformed into love.
Do you know a song that reflects this message, that has meaning and speaks to you? Have you written one? I would love if you would share one you know or have written in the comment section below. If you have a link to a video of it, that would be awesome.
It is possible through our perseverance and purpose to sing, "When I die, alleluia by and by, I'll fly away."
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