Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’ve no doubt noticed that things in our nation have been a little chaotic of late. Confrontation, confusion, accusations and counter-accusations: all have played a role in roiling the civic waters. As one of my dear Southern friends likes to say, “I’m plumb wore out.”
I’ve worn my own self out thinking about — and trying to find a way to write about — certain issues which are important to me, but it hasn’t been easy to focus. So, rather than serving up half-baked thoughts, I decided to share a song that took on new importance for me, and for many others, after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike.
A song that can speak over the roar of natural disasters and the howl of the body politic is a marvel. Mary Gauthier herself is a marvel, and a voice for our time. She knows how to focus, and invites us to do the same.