Ever since the tragedy in Connecticut, I have felt lost, betrayed, sad, anxious and in other ways that I have trouble finding words to describe. I am sure many of us feel this way. I have been unsure of what to post until a few minutes ago when Battleborn by The Killers came on while I was finishing up the dishes. I stopped mid track to really listen to the lyrics:
You lost faith in the human spirit
You walk around like a ghost
Your star-spangled heart
Took a train for the coast
This is exactly how I have felt at times. Anyone else? How about:
When you shine you’re a hilltop mansion
So how’d you lose the light?
Was it blown by the wind,
In the still of the night?
I have felt like my light has been blown out and I caught myself cursing the darkness last evening when I went on a rant about guns. All it did was make me more upset. Cursing the darkness is futile, wasteful thinking and speaking. The song goes on to say “We’re up against the wall” and this is good:
When they knock you down
You’re gonna get back on your feet
In the community where this tragedy took place, in the state of Connecticut, and in our country, we will be there for each other and we will get back on our feet! And finally:
When they break your heart
When they cause your soul to mourn
Remember what I said
Boy you was battle born
This tragedy broke our hearts and we grieve for the little ones, teachers and principle and their families and the entire community. We need to remember that we are battle born. We will never stop loving one another, caring and reaching out. We are strong and will never back down against the evil and injustice in this world!
Check out this song on Grooveshark or Spotify and listen along and see if it doesn’t make you want to get up and shine your light instead of cursing the darkness!