Thank you for such a rich posting. The Thich Nhat Hanh piece is especially key.
Kumbaya has come to have a derided connotation in our society. I have a children's book of lullabies in which years ago I found the full words to Kumbaya. It is an incredibly beautiful, moving, and heartening song all the while so simple in its form. I hope it will help others find what they need in this wrenching hour.
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