In light of the violent mass shooting in Isla Vista, CA this past Friday, I have decided against posting a new, buzz-worthy track today. Instead, I have chosen to write about a song that inspires me with its simplistic beauty and uplifting character. As a member of the UCSB community myself, I have been in need of just that: Healing.
Moby‘s “Everything That Rises,” off his most recent album Innocents, starts off incredibly small and then grows into an epic body of sound. Like the track, we will grow together. We will heal together. And, we will rise together.
As stated by the French philosopher Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, “Remain true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciousness and greater love! At the summit you will find yourselves united with all those who, from every direction, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge.”