I have labored over what to say or do over the last days/weeks and to be honest everything comes up short. I feel a heavy, stinging inadequacy to say anything that brings any real value. Any real change. Does this post matter? Will it bring maybe just a little hope? Am I just lost in the noise-filled sea of anger, sorrow, hate and hopelessness? Forgive my stumbling over words. I genuinely feel as if my, “I’m so so sorry” carries zero weight. And maybe it does in the grand scheme. I don’t want this post to check the box of sympathy media. If I can encourage everyone out there in one thing... actually reach out, have the real uncomfortable conversations, check in, search your heart, be willing to get outside of yourself and feel. Just try to feel. I’m feeling a lot right now.
Don’t just post a black box on social media and then have zero conversations with people on how you can positively affect change! The goal of this video is not to draw attention to me, but to the message. It’s simply one of the only ways I know how to communicate the deep things that stir in my heart... music. I wrote this song last year about unity and felt I had to share it. I’m not looking for streams but I am looking for people to listen. Please listen. It took me probably 10 takes of this video because my heart kept breaking and I kept crying halfway through. If you feel the urge, please share this song with the hashtag #weareone. The more light, unity, and love that is out there, the better. There is my clumsy post... it’s not enough but it’s honest and it’s me.