If we’re going to heal, let it be glorious.”
Whether or not you watched the 59th Grammy Awards, within moments of Beyoncé’s inspired performance of Love Drought and Sandcastle, world spread across the interwaves; we all ran to watch (or rewatch) the video, then whipped out the only acceptable response:
Her ode to motherhood, and to all the little children of every race included Warsan Shire’s beautiful poetry, and moments shared with her own mother and daughter; the entire multi-experience was mesmerizing. Heck, even Adele was broken by it — and so was her Album of the Year Grammy (not necessarily on purpose), which she apparently offered to share with Beyoncé, saying “I can’t possibly accept this award and I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful but the artist of my life is Beyoncé.”
If you’re having even an iota of trouble getting yourself going this blustery Monday morning, just breathe in the energy Beyoncé imparted to us all last night, imagine yourself reborn and heading out to change the world.
Cause you you you you and me could move a mountain
You you you you and me could calm a war down …”