“And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow, let it be.”
~Brooke White singing the Beatles’ “Let It Be”
Last week was … honestly, I don’t think any single word can do justice to it. Heartbreaking. Terrifying. Horrifying. Shocking. Numbing. To say that the city of Boston and everyone affected by the heartache is in our collective thoughts and prayers is an understatement. And yet, amidst all the tragedy, we also saw inspiration – in the first responders, in the police departments, in all the people who rushed to help, in all the heroes. They deserve our endless gratitude and appreciation. Again, no single word can do them justice. Brave. Selfless. Dedicated. Compassionate. Uplifting. Perhaps their heroism is best reflected in song. Perhaps that’s where we find the words, the melody, the chords of optimism. Perhaps it’s idealistic to continue hoping for a peaceful world, a world where community and love win, but I truly believe that’s the answer.
Brooke White – “Let It Be”:
Teresa Castillo and Jason Thompson – “You’re Not Alone”:
Kelly Clarkson – “The Sun Will Rise”:
Let’s keep reaching out. Let’s keep joining together so nobody is alone and everybody sees that the sun can indeed rise. Let’s … let it be.