Saturday, October 23, 2010
Bullying and the Journey from Anger to Peace
When I was a teenager the bullies made me angry. And because, unlike other gentle kids I was able to fight back, that anger almost consumed me.
Because I felt I was alone, I could never allow myself to be a victim. Only a fighter. Who learned how to fight in the mean streets of Glasgow.
So now that so many others are speaking out about bullying. And how it does get BETTER.
And sending out such powerful messages of hope.
I'm having trouble telling my story. Because it seems so inadequate and so wrong.
But it is a story about a journey from anger and violence, to love and peace.
So although I'm not religious, when I heard that a gay choir in Texas, had joined singers from 30 other religious institutions, to remember some of the bullied kids who didn't make it.
And that the concert included Bach's DONA NOBIS PACEM (Grant Us Peace) from his Mass in B Minor.
I thought I'd play it tonight...
From anger and violence, to love and peace.
I'll keep trying to tell my story.
But it does get BETTER.
Have a great weekend everybody...