6.16.2016

Music to mend a broken heart | St. Paul and the Broken Bones

When I wrote my posts Monday and Tuesday, I didn't contemplate that the news out of Orlando could get any worse.

Then it did.

Having visited the Grand Floridian last year, I know exactly where that little boy was. And I can tell you with 100% certainty that the very last thing on my mind while we were there was being vigilant for alligators. Considering who you speak to, that is either perfectly understandable or dangerously naive. What I have found disheartening is that the response of people on the internet who are vilifying a family trapped in a horror movie come to life. Come on, humans. We are better than this.

Because I have desperately needed something pure and good this week, I have found myself listening to a lot of St. Paul and the Broken Bones, especially "All I Ever Wonder" from their upcoming sophomore album. These boys are local and they are tearing it up. I think they have a huge future ahead of them. 

Anything from their first album is golden, but "Call Me" is a personal fave:


I hope this might be a small respite for you from the sadness of the last several days.  

2 comments:

  1. I have also been disheartened by some of the negative, judge mental comments these parents have received. They need to be lifted up in prayer and mercy and not denigrated and judged. As vigilant as I try to be sometimes my daughter gets away from me. And although we do try to maintain a regular schedule with her, there are special occasions ( such as a family vacation) in which she stays up much later, I could very much be those parents. My heart is breaking.

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    1. I think that it is some sort of coping mechanism that makes people look for some sort of fault to reassure themselves that this could not happen to them. It is scary to realize that this could be any of us. And I admit to feeling anger toward Disney for not being more transparent and vigilant about the danger of the lagoon. But I mainly feel overwhelming sadness.

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