Advent with Stu g Day 18
This song originally by Emiliana Torini, is one of the most beautiful songs I know. Her recording of it on the album Me and Armani is simply stunning.
“Lord you just dropped me here on the side of this road, I’m just so cold and I don’t wanna walk it alone”
Stark but beautiful…
“I’ve got a bottle of your blood inside me, and an old beggar’s prayer on the tip of my tongue”
There’s a longing in this song. It fits the season of advent.
December 18th, 1865 saw the passing of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. This saw slavery abolished in the United States.
Speaking as a former slave, Austin Steward said,
“the more we knew of freedom, the more we desired it”
Think of the freedom most of us enjoy, and remember those who are still slaves today… and those who are fighting for the end of slavery…people like Justin Dillon and so many more.
and Emiliana sings,
“mama said lift your head from the sieve of your hands, mama said eventually this hurting will end”