Yes, I have a new song for my Bride. This year’s song is explicitly interracial! Yes indeed, and it’s the first one I’ve ever written in that light. This is a celebration of a love that might have never happened except for our involvement in our common faith – The Baha’i Faith. Here it is, “Hard To Believe””
This song came from the realization that differences do not keep people apart – sameness does: same old thinking, in the same old places, with the same old people. It is travel and exposure to other cultures, customs, and colors that allow us to see just how trivial some “differences” really are. Isolation preserves ignorance. Exploration eradicates it! Once we arm ourselves with first-hand knowledge and heart-felt relationships, we become empowered to change the world – at least our own little part of it.
My Bride and I have done that. Life is good. (not always easy, but always good) This coming May, we’ll celebrate 12 years together – 144 months, appreciated one at a time. Meanwhile, Valentine’s Day provides a nice warm-up.