|This guy cycled to the Bataclan with a piano on his back |
and played John Lennon's Imagine. The power of music. Photo via Facebook
Acts of violence like this sends so much hatred out into the world and we need to balance that with as much love as we can muster. All the good Muslim people in France need support and courage to deal with the inevitable back lash of suspicion that will follow.
Things like this make me feel insignificant a lot of the time - years of shootings and bombings here in Northern Ireland left our souls scarred. What's the point in doing something as frivolous as music in the face of such sorrow? - I've often felt like that. Then someone reminded me that when we sing or play an instrument we vibrate at different frequencies and we send those frequencies out and the listener receives healing on that vibrational point in their body. It makes me feel so much better about it to think about it in those terms.
So today joining me in humming quietly or singing out loud - sad songs or happy or angry or whatever - Let's raise our voices to the roof and raising our vibrations with it and send love.