Stand by me
This has been a very difficult week, for a whole host of reasons. The pain and despair evident in the world makes me ache, and in my own life I’ve had to confront some difficult situations which caused me to question the very ground I walk on. In the midst of it all, what has mattered most to me are the small moments of connection, authentic connection, with other people.
I long for a time when we will encounter each other from a stance of connection and hope, with an immediate desire to believe and to relate, rather than from a stance of disbelief, cynicism, disrespect which leads only to a desire to discredit and ignore.
Tracy Chapman’s version of “Stand by me” really resonates with me this week.