Find a song and sing out!

January 6, 2022


Those who wish to sing can always find a song.

We’ve had a rough go of it, the past two years, and it’s no wonder that our spirits have been sapped. Sometimes I see myself in the mirror and think, “I look like I’ve been through a war” and in a way? I have and so have you. More than one.

The stress and strain of attacks on our democracy. The threat of unbridled weapons in the hands of crazy people. The potential of an awful death by Covid every time we leave the house.

It’s a lot.

There hasn’t been a lot to sing about.

Let’s change the key:

That robin. Beautiful. Its appearance and its spirit. And its song.

We can do our part to change what’s happening, but we don’t control it. We aren’t even that good at influencing it.

So, the hell with it. Why don’t we just sing?

I love the music of songbirds, so clear and joyful.

Let’s take a page from them.

A stanza.

A verse.

A single note.

And let’s sing out with all our might.

Because if we’re going down? We might as well go down with a song.
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13 comments on “Find a song and sing out!
  1. Alana says:

    European robins (what you pictured) do have beautiful songs. Our songbirds sing for many reasons, and I have to believe that sheer joy is one of those reasons. Its so hard, though, in the grip of circumstances beyond our control. I think of what has happened to all of us as being moved to a different train track in the journey of life. Maybe it’s not the track we wanted but it’s the track we have. Somewhere, somehow, we find meaning and pleasure in new things found along the new track. That’s well worth singing about!

  2. Lynda Beth Unkeless says:

    So much Yes!
    Singing lifts the spirit, and we need all the
    UPlift we can get these days (especially these days!) ??

  3. I’m nuts about birds and bird song. The bird song makes my gratitude list at least three times a week.

  4. Diane says:

    I SO agree with this, Carol! Sing!
    I think of the poem penned (by a Canadian) during the First World War, In Flanders Fields: “The larks still singing, bravely fly scarce heard amid the guns below.”
    I figure if they can sing during such a time as that. I can sing during such a time as this!

  5. Laurie Stone says:

    Carol, I love singing in the car. There’s something freeing about just letting loose. I bet many more people do it then want to admit it.

  6. Turning to observe nature in any way always has a way to calm and relax me.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I miss having a birdfeeder and watching the birds gather round.

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