“While we disagree with the Human Rights Campaign on many fundamentals, we also share some common ground. This past week we have all witnessed tragic deaths across the country as a result of bullying or intimidation of gay young men. We join our voice with others in unreserved condemnation of acts of cruelty or attempts to belittle or mock any group or individual that is different – whether those differences arise from race, religion, mental challenges, social status, sexual orientation or for any other reason. Such actions simply have no place in our society.”—A portion of the LDS Church Statement in response to the delivery of a petition by the Human Rights Campaign. (Read the entire statement here).
It’s absolutely incredible how I feel so alive and in touch with my musical body this evening.
Sitting in the dark, waving my arms around to the most spine jellifying, air shaking, dissonant yet consonant, heavenly music I’ve ever come across. All I can imagine is myself in front of a huge choir with hundreds of eyes and every miniscule move I make is reflected in the sound coming straight at (and through) me.
I hear that visualization is one of the biggest parts of making dreams reality - and I can feel it. My heart is keeping time, it’s literally shaking through my bones. This is all I want in the whole world. This one moment where human beings are in perfect synchronicity and things are never again the same.
How many of us ever stop to think of music as a wondrous, magic link with God? (Taking sometimes the place of prayer)
When words have failed us beneath the weight of care,
Music that knows no country, race, or creed; but gives to each according to his need.