The other week on Instagram Annabelle Chvostek posted a photograph of her violin in front of her face and entitled it The World Needs More Violins. The phrase struck a chord within me. I wrote to her asking if she would mind me using it and she did not. This is what I came up with.
each day the edge draws nearer
the world needs violins more than ever
bone and bow to dance on strings
generate vibrations in the air
that tell us change is still possible
- if we act now
It's a simple little poem. There is time to change, to pull back from the worst effects of climate change, but we have to want to. Music brings us together and can act as a catalyst, and though I sometimes despair there is always hope.
Here's the woman herself in conversation.
And here she is with a recent song.
Until next time.