Is this just real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
In the land of the Magic Kingdom, the horrific happened, Mr. Mercury. There is no escape from this reality.
Mr. Dylan, how many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn’t see? How many deaths will it take til he knows that too many people died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
Not just in Orlando, but around the world, too many are dying. Dying in terrorist attacks, and attacks from those they thought loved them. Dying for lack of health care, clean water, and medicine. Dying in wars and because of wars, stranded far from the land they love. Dying in ways that we cannot even imagine.
Will we overcome one day? Will we all be free, Mr. King? I want to believe.
Deep in my heart,
I do believe,
We shall overcome some day.
~1960s Civil Rights Movement anthem
Will that day be in my lifetime? Will my grandchild, Margot, see that day?
I don’t know the answer. This time terror and hate struck close to home, but everyday I pray for the world, everyday I pray for peace. It’s an impossible order, but I pray that no one has to die for who they are or for what they believe.
I have hope, because the alternative is unacceptable.