Sunday, December 16, 2012

No Words

When a child dies, there are no words. No words exist to fully express the pain of the loss; none exist to fully convey sympathy. Music and poetry help us get a little closer to expressing these emotions. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" was added to the Holiday Pops program this weekend to honor the victims in Newtown, CT. It made for a tearful start to the concert, but it felt right to acknowledge the tragedy. Even though there are no words, those bereaved parents need to know that their children will be remembered.

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