Saturday, April 28, 2012



Oslo. It's impossible to imagine how they feel. In case you haven't seen it ....

One blue sky above us
One ocean lapping all our shore
One earth so green and round
Who could ask for more
And because I love you
I'll give it one more try
To show my rainbow race
It's too soon to die.

My source and more details here.


Scott said...

Hi-Very sad. But the Norwegian people's show of solidarity is inspiring. It's interesting how in times of need we turn to the healing powers of music. I'll always remember Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers playing, "I won't back down" during the benefit concert for the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Susan Scheid said...

A beautiful way to move from senseless horror to healing, though it's terrible that such acts still occur and require it. That the song is Pete Seeger's is quite moving (he lives in the Hudson Valley not far from us), reaching a hand out across the globe and over time. Thanks for noting this; I had not seen it.

David said...

It's all the more remarkable that this was the song Breivik claimed was brainwashing Norwegian youth. I hope relays reached him, to be replayed over and over again.

wanderer said...

Scott, yes music is the great joiner isn't it, mostly but not alway for the good. Nationalists hijack music for extremist goals. As David notes, this pyschopath saw the song as evil, as he saw all forces for inclusivity and tolerance it seems.

Susan, how lovely that you live there. We used to drive to Roscoe in the Catskills so I have some feel for how beautiful the Hudson Valley is. I especially remember once coming back to New York city, down the lush Henry Hudson Parkway, over the George Washington Bridge under the biggest draped flag in the known universe (it was Columbus day I think), sucked back into the Metropolis. It's all flooding back.

David, It's easy to think that that mind is beyond rehabilitation.

Susan Scheid said...

I love the way you describe coming down the Henry Hudson into the Metropolis. It is indeed just as you describe.