Friday, January 6, 2012

Music for a Nation that needs it more than ever

The music and video for the barn raising scene in "Witness" may be the most beautiful exemplification of Americans working together to create something better.

The movies do this quite well. As far back as the 30s you had the end scene from the  movie "San Francisco" that inspired hopefor a city destroyed by an earthquake. Jeanette McDonald walked among the rubble as she and other San Franciscans sang "Nearer my God to Thee."

The first time I ever had a positive feeling for Mitt Romney came a few days ago. Among a group of followers he said the last and frequently unheard verse of America the Beautiful.

It goes like this: "oh beautiful for patriots dreams that see beyond the years.

Thy alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears."

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