I am far from a Seal fan and I fully expected to hate his remake of one of my favourite songs of all time, but this is brilliance that needed to be shared with all. I desperately long for the day when Sam Cooke's promise of change will be a realization for all. We continue to be divided by race, class and gender and it is these divisions that are directly responsible for much of the evil in this world.
This song is my dream put to music. I long for the day when we can look at each other and not see difference but a common human soul that simply yearns to experience love, faith and friendship. I don't know that one man can be the difference for us all, but I do know that for the first time in a long time I am inspired to hope and believe.
When I look at the world we are bequeathing to our children it fills me with a level of sadness and despair, and yet I know instinctively that there is goodness in all of us. I truly believe that the essence of human nature is good, we have just lost sight of that goodness in the pursuit of shiny baubles that have no real value. That which comes to us through no cost, is what we need to affirm as priceless. Love is what we need to heal this world.