The shouting and screaming is over. The mean spirited commercials are gone. The daily animus has ended. The vitriol is finished. The nastiness, ugliness, lewdness and demeaning has stopped. At least for now. And hopefully we won’t see it return this way in our lifetimes.
In a matter of hours we will have a newly-elected President. We will begin the peaceful transition of power. There will be time enough for celebrating by the victors and their supporters, grieving by the losers and their followers and moving on by all of us.
But for now these two musical numbers put me in a better place and I hope they will for you, too.
Enjoy Israel Kamakawiwo’ole singing OVER THE RAINBOW & WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
and Leonard Cohen singing HALLELUJAH