Gently


My mother says that, before you write an important letter, take a deep breath and listen to something nice. This song, in my mind, speaks to me about relationships—our gentleness with each other, kindness, but also our standing firm and holding each other accountable when our friends and loved ones need it. When the organism of a community clumps around an urgent concern, there is an interplay between righteous anger and understanding that sometimes can fall out of balance.