But that is not the life I’ve seen.
I have lived in California and Texas, and traveled from coast to coast, and in all these places I have met wonderful people who genuinely care about each other – and who want to see the right thing done, for everyone.
I know there are desperate people in this world, and even some hateful ones, but I believe they are greatly outnumbered by the good people.
I need this to be true.
I just finished being a teenager, my life as an adult is just starting --- I MUST be hopeful right now, because I am just beginning to take part in the world that I will live in.
This feels like a time when we must trust more in each other, believe more each other, work more with each other, and have confidence in the goodness that we see in most everyone we know.
Together, we can get past this time of arguing, and build a future for everyone that is more just, more bright.
I am offering you this great old song today, I almost always use it to close my live performances.
It is an expression of what I’m feeling today, maybe it can help you, too.