Diary of a New Normal – Day 13 in the Age of Coronavirus

Jeffco Public Schools Music Teachers Playing “Never Gonna Give You Up”

March 27, 2020 – Observations and Thoughts…

Hope is there, if you look for it

While surfing social media this morning, came I across the following YouTube videos. What a happy moment it was for me, as I continue to be surprised and amazed at the adaptability I see from many people.

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra in this video (though not physically together) plays a virtual, heart-grabbing rendition of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”. If this doesn’t speak to the resilience of the human spirit, I don’t know what does.

Similarly, a group of music teachers from our local school district perform virtually “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley, in this video. What a great idea to show students how adults they know and trust are coping and finding connection, through their shared passion for music.

Lastly in this video, a group of Nashville singers, who dub themselves “Nashville Studio Singer Community Virtual Cellphone Choir,” sings the gospel favorite by Horatio Spafford, “It is Well With My Soul.” How can one piece of music so completely fill my soul that it actually hurts? The answer: God is speaking directly to me…you…us, saying, “I’ve got this. I have a plan. Trust in Me and it will be well with your soul.”

Please, let’s do more of this.

#alonetogether #newnormal #thisiscoronalife #hopeinsuffering #strengthinweakness

About mdesmarteau

Leader. Collaborator. Creator. Problem Solver. Encourager. Advocate. Writer. Wife. Mother. Friend.
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