|James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
In the mean time, I love reading the words of James Weldon Johnson, knowing he used music as a personal gift to get through the darkest of times, the gloomiest of times, and the most "broken" of times. I love Johnson's text, "I brood not over the broken past, nor dread whatever time may bring...." Johnson understood the realities. He knew there would be tough times, but he knew that music was his ticket to light. He would sing his way into the light of continuing on in a very difficult world. He, too, sang to keep from losing his way.
Once you begin singing this uplifting text, you will "step into the sunshine" with Dr. Johnson. We cannot allow the darkness to consume us. There is light, and we sing our way into a new journey of hope, joy, freedom, and beauty as.....we....SING! Thank you, Dr. Johnson!!