Dear family, friends, and fellow travelers,
The song this cycle is One of These Days, co-written last June with May Lily Lee, a musician and videographer in Virginia. It has been a year when the deep, festering wounds of racism and inequality have been too painful and raw to turn away from, though such turning is the long habit of White culture. The eruption of anger, rage, solidarity, sorrow, suffering has so many voices they knock on the doors of our hearts and demand an audience with our nation, a reckoning and commitment to change. One of These Days came in the space after rage, wihin sorrow, moving to reckoning. It could slip into a lullabye but our hope is that it reaches into the place in our hearts that knows that Now is the Day, that the song sets up a rhythm and melody to keep us steady and moving toward justice, gives encouragement for the struggle. May Lily made a video that uses the song as the soundtrack.
Here's a playlist of all the songs from the newsletters.
My best to each,