Friday was a beautiful day in Los Angeles, yet our hearts were weeping, breaking, questioning.
On Saturday, I was not looking forward to caroling with the Glee Club round about Silverlake, but I went and I sang. We lifted our voices in joyous song and I cried and cried. There were about 60 of us, families, friends and lots of little ones in Santa hats.
We sang to the Dogs in the Dog Park. They loved us.
We went in LA MILL, and sang Silent Night with the customers. It was off key magic.
It helped to get the following e-mail of encouragement on Saturday morning from our fearless Choir director,
Sara Jan ( we call her SJ)
“I also want to say, that yesterday I sang in a Candlelight Ceremony down at Disneyland, which at first seemed off, and I could not hold back the tears during “What Child is This.” However, the magic of music happened, and brought together, at least for the night, hundreds of hurting and confused people. Tonight, music and singing are the most appropriate way to come together. With that, I leave you with Leonard Bernstein’s famous quote,
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”