Healing With Music

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

IT’s a weird time to be living in Orlando. I’ve lived through personal tragedy before but I’ve never lived in the area of a community wide tragedy. Every time I’m driving to work I see reminders of the shooting at Pulse. Granted these are reminders in the form of the community coming together. Rainbow flags are flying places that they’ve never flown before, the hashtags for OrlandoStrong and OrlandoUnited are very prominent, and several buildings are still using multi-colored lights to form rainbows on their structures at night. These are beautiful displays of support for the community but we can’t help remembering why they exist upon seeing them. There are two musical tributes that I’ve found this past week that have the same feeling. This music was created to help us heal and hopefully it will do just that. The first is Broadway for Orlando‘s performance of “What the World Needs Now is Love” Follow that link to hear the song and to donate to the project. The second is Melissa Etheridge in concert performing a new song titled Pulse. Take inspiration from these songs and write a song about how music can help to heal someone emotionally.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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