- When Angels Cry
Yes, I’ve finally learned
That love is just a four letter word
Hope is a four letter word. — Janis Ian
It’s the last line of Janis Ian’s song, “When Angels Cry.”
When I was trying to decide what to photograph for this week’s WordPress photo challenge, the glimmer of the angel’s tear caught my eye. She watches over the grave of our Welsh Corgi, our true angel. I know he would not want to cause tears unless they were tears of joy.
That is why I spent time looking for songs about angels crying until I found the perfect one to go with this photo. During the process I found other songs about angels crying that I also liked including:
- Doro’s Even Angels Cry
- Jars of Clay’s song by the same name, Even Angels Cry
- Mariah Carey’s Angels Cry
All four songs are excellent, but Janis Ian’s song spoke to me for the purpose of this post because it really describes our angel.
Although I do believe angels can cry, this angel’s tears were simply raindrops as you can see in the second photo below.
Raindrops, not tears.
The Universal Language of Healing
I’m a firm believer in music’s healing powers and I’m grateful that there are so many wonderful songs about peace.
The Peace Challenge this month is invoke the power of music. We are to:
- Post a song or video of a song that has brought peace to your world. Feel free to explain how this music has created peace.
- Tell a story about how music “tamed the savage beast.”
- Write a song for peace. You don’t have to write the music, just the lyrics.
- Sing a song for peace and write a post about what you felt.
- Make a top 10 list of songs/artists that bring peace to our world.
- Interview a songwriter about what inspired them to create music that you find peaceful.
- Post anything about the intersection of music and peace.
Since I’m no singer and I’m certainly not a song writer, I put together a playlist on You-Tube of my top ten songs about peace. Rather than show the videos on my blog, I ask that you click on the link to see them as I do not want to infringe on anyone’s copyright.