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Peace Wanted Just To Be Free: A Duet
Lay down the weapons of war?
Call me naive, an idealist, a dreamer. Call me what you will, but my deepest desire is to experience the reality of peace on this planet. That moment of synchronization when every human heart knows the silence of hatreds tune. In the duet of Wonder and Pavarotti I hear the perfect prelude to this potential. Two men, diverse yet still in concert among us singing the theme and composition of reconciliation and accord.
I imagine a choir of children picking up a sheet of music instead of a gun, learning to sing with the voice of love, not the cackle of malice. I envision teachers who cause them to grasp the view of tolerance instead of having to shield them from the outcome of insanity and fear. For it is the children who are either listening to the melodies of resilience or to the ringing of gunfire. When will we lay down our weapons of war and embrace the tribute of unity? I have never been able to realize my ideal, my dream, yet I sit hopefully, within each breath, each verse I hear here and know that there is a space in which peace replaces pain and where the armistice without suffering resides. Please, won't you join me?
An Incredible Duet of Peace
Beauty in the Breath of Song
In my quest for peace I came across this exquisite, yet unlikely duet by Stevie Wonder and Luciano Pavarotti. I admit I am a fan of both unbelievably talented men. The performance of this piece moved me to listen to it over and over again. Late into the wee hours of the morning, tears streaming down my cheeks, the music enthroned me in a seat of loving, passionate desire for a heart, a new world, filled with the restful treasures that only peace can provide.
Suddenly the following verse began to flow into my being progressively touching each note.
"I beg you brothers and sisters, rest your mind.
Close your eyes, surf the waves of your heart
trembling with the purity of universal language,
from the feminine comes the unconditional spirit,
the harmony which diversity produces
when Peace Just Wants to be Free!
Sent on the wings of the wind...listen,
each note carries a key to life sustained...forever!"
Isn't Peace Worth Freeing?
Though Unilateral disarmament seems unlikely any time soon, the feeling attached to the theme of this masterful piece of music and it's staggeringly soulful performance by two musical icons seems to testify it's possibilities.
Separated only by genre, the stark diversity yet harmoniously orchestrated performance suggests we can produce peace...if we will give it flight to the heavens. Call me a dreamer, but for this moment or set of moments, part of our world, the center of our existence is at peace, unblemished by the conflicts and limitations of life. Linger a moment, please, and experience the grandeur of peace on the wings and voices of freedom!
May peace always be with you... May the inspiration of music and genuine love remain!!! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!