John Lewis: “we all live in the same house”

I meant to write something, but I think Gordon Stewart has done it better than I could.

Views from the Edge

Giving thanks for Congressman John Lewis

So much can and should be said following the death of Congressman John Lewis, but every attempt to pay tribute to him here on Views from the Edge fails to reach the high bar of tribute and thanksgiving to which he is entitled. Into this wordless void came a message sharing Eric Whitacre’s virtual global choir singing “Sing Gently” – the sound of hope and gentleness that sings what words cannot say.

The Congressman’s words after watching video of George Floyd’s death reach are as deep and wide as Eric Whitacre’s musical testimony (scroll down).

“We’re one people,” he said, “we’re one family. We all live in the same house, not just the American house but the world house.”

YouTube of virtual global choir singing Eric Whitacre’s composition “Sing Gently”

They cracked his skull at the Pettus Bridge; his character remained unbroken

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    • You are more than welcome. I see you are using the “new” format. I really don’t want to, even though it has features I would like to have. I just don’t have the brain to struggle with another format. I’m getting very tired. This has been a horrible year and it’s not done being horrible yet.

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  1. ❤ – so well written

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  2. Why is the print in your blog, suddenly, almost too small to read without squinting? It’s becoming very hard to make out the type due to its size. I’ve even deleted a couple because I got fatigued while reading. Is this another “wordpress” thing?

    Ben

    On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 10:21 PM Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life

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