Husband and wife songwriting team, Jennie Litt and David Alpher,
wrote this song for a songwriting competition sponsored by an organization called Braver Angels, which seeks to foster dialogue between “red” and “blue” Americans. The song had to capture Braver Angels’ mission—not to debate points of view or attempt to convince the other side, but simply to meet and see each other as human, and attempt to find common ground.
The writing happened to coincide with the whirlwind of events of this eventful spring and summer: the public health emergency, the tsunami of demonstrations for social justice, the shared hardship of the economic crisis, and the upcoming presidential election, which made that mission seem even more urgent than before.
This video is the only recorded manifestation of the song, but we would be thrilled if others wanted to sing it.
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