This song captured my mood in the 1990s when it came out, and in some ways it captures the mood of the present.
It acknowledges that there is just so much going on in the world right now that is disturbing and wrong, and it is easy to find hate and division.
Yet, I hold onto hope. Hope that people can heal and learn and do better.
I am a dreamer and a believer. I have seen too many people pick themselves up from empty, or painful childhoods and they have healed themselves.
I have seen people fight against all odds to get the gender affirming care that they need to lead fully authentic and congruent lives.
And I have had the privilege to see these people from the inside of their journey. Things rarely shared outside the therapy hours of the tragedies and triumphs, of the doubts and hopes.
If they can do the work to heal themselves, then surely the rest of us can do the work to heal our society, our relationships, and the land.
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