After finishing up my 180 Days project, I’ve been contemplating my next projects. I plan to start my Jules’s Jukebox back up for certain. But I’ve been debating how or if to write about my summer or find another project to explore. For the interim–it’ll be the Jukebox and probably my upcoming road trip. Until then…here’s the first Jukebox in a while.
Jules’s Jukebox: ARTY, featuring April Bender “Sunrise”
“…Hello can turn into goodbye
But you know we’re still on the same side
Our hearts will fade into black skies
Then we’ll come back to life in the sunrise…”
I still contend that music in a universal language that transcends our distances and differences. We can all hear music and feel the emotion it holds–connecting it to our life events, memories, as part of the soundtracks of our lives. So many songs throughout my life capture a certain time and place.
This song captures a frame of mind that I’ve worked really hard to embrace despite feeling quite the opposite many times. This past year and a half I have often felt the night cannot grow any darker without tumbling headlong into an abyss–the political climate is so ugly; the struggles at work with the stalemate at the negotiations table; the tribalism and ugliness I’ve seen in people I once considered at least friendly if not friends. But I know that we are not in the abyss yet. I keep having hope that there are silver linings to these dark clouds. And this song sort of captures that silver lining for me.
“We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it.” ~Saul Alinsky