Thursday, November 23, 2017

Love can build a bridge ...

Here's a brief video essay for Thanksgiving morn, posted yesterday by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, reprising a mission trip those magnificent choristers and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir undertook during October in five southern states --- Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

The photos are by Dave Earl and the music, two of my favorite pieces from the chorus repertoire --- "Love Can Build a Bridge," which started life in 1990 as a country song written by, among others, Naomi Judd and first recorded by Naomi and Wynonna; and "Light," from the 2008 rock musical, "Next to Normal."

I'm thankful, in these troublesome times, for those who sing their hearts out; for bridge-builders and peace-makers; and for those who cast off the dark and angry gods of ages past and step into the light --- reimagining the inexplicable and unknowable as love.

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