Like millions of others, I’m stunned this morning. My heart aches for my American friends who worked so hard to keep today’s reality from happening. I know many of them feel bereft, and many are scared. A lot of friends this side of the border feel the same. We are all determined to keep fighting for the good: for justice, for equality, for kindness, for beauty, for love.
But today I just want to breathe. To do my own work. To give up all the other worlds except the one to which I belong.
As we waited to hear Hillary Clinton speak this morning via Daybreak North, LW and I heard a song that feels just right for such a day. Faouzia Ouihya is a Moroccan-born 16-year-old raised in Manitoba. Her powerful, beautiful voice combines with fellow Manitoban Matt Epp‘s in “The Sound”—a song he says he wrote in response to an email from his infant daughter, who asked, “What sound does a longing heart make?”
A lot of us are making that sound today.