Dark Days of the Heart & Food for Thought


I have been having some dark days. Since early morning November 9th. I have been out of sorts, prone to tearful eruptions, and feeling a dark sadness that is so vast and complicated that I cannot quite put my finger on it.  I am pretty sure you know what I mean and  may be  feeling it too. November has been a cruel month.

But this afternoon while driving and listening to the radio I heard one of my favorite songs  playing in the background. I turned it up and sang along. It lifted my spirits. I learned this song when I was around 9 or 10 years old. It was part of my grade school class American Folk Songbook. We had a record player in our class and our teacher would often play the record of folksongs and we would sing along. I believed it then and I believe it now…take heart, sing along…..