Sunday, April 19, 2020

What A Fabulous Show


One World Together At Home snapped me out of my feelings of loneliness and a sort of helplessness. 

Your comments helped too, thank you.

The show helped me see that even if I can't help anyone else, in a meaningful way, I'm still self-reliant. I understood from day one the importance of sheltering in place, of staying home.

I understood by staying healthy, I would free up a hospital bed, an ICU bed most likely, and I would free up doctors, nurses, maybe even funeral directors and others on the front line to help someone else.

But then I got angry and sort of lost the meaning of what I was doing because others were not doing it, others were being selfish and out demonstrating for opening their states. 

This being supported in tweets by the man in the WH.

I, and all the rest of you who shelter in place, were among those thanked by this show.  We are helping. It felt so good to hear that.

Then I was extremely angry after reading that our president decided to stop America's contributions to the World Health Organization. 

In the midst of a pandemic!

It's not like it's his money! Can he really do that? I hate being angry, so tired of it.

Granted the WHO was not perfect, but then who would be with something so completely new.

Then comes this show, organized by Global Citizen in support of the World Health Organization's covid-19 pandemic response.  

That alone lifted my spirits. Acknowledging the WHO in such a grand way, right after what the president said he would do. 

As it should, the show primarily honored the people who serve the world on the front lines of this pandemic. But it also acknowledged all of us who stay at home. And the homeless, who cannot shelter in place or anywhere.

And then there was the music, including some of my favorite songs ever: Sam Cooke's A Change is Gonna Come, performed by Lizzo; Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, with Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes; Stevie Wonder sang Lean on Me; and one of the best, John Legend and Sam Smith's version of Stand By Me. And these were just a few.

The show signed off with that old collaboration of The Prayer by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, this time to include Lady Gaga and John Legend.

If you didn't see the show, I hope you will find it streaming somewhere and see it.


Everyone involved showed us what leadership looks like in a time of crisis.



Thank You




15 comments:

  1. At a certain age, we shouldn't waste our energy on any politician. They're not worth it. I dislike them all: they're corrupted and stupid.
    Stay well and safe!

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    1. Wise words. I'm basically angry at the results of their stupidity, not at the politicians themselves, particularly not our president, who I think can't help himself. Something not quite right there. The results can cause so much grief and tragedy, waste of human lives, and on and on.

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  2. We saw it! I especially liked The Prayer at the end. When people do not consider others, and go out and do what they want, it is so maddening! One can say that they are in charge of their own lives, but it is worse than that. They are putting other people in danger! Your header is beautiful!

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  3. Thank you.I'm glad you liked the header. I loved The Prayer also.

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  4. Hi Inger - I saw some of the show ... and hope to see it through at some stage ... and isn't it encouraging that the people probably doing the most are us 'the common man' - because we have empathy and want to help. Take care and have peace ... life will carry on - the only thing we can do is do our best, and not worry ... just enjoy being home with your beloved 4-footers ... all the best - Hilary

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  5. good to see your self … your great Spirit is back!
    and thank heaven for the gifts of such creative people. xo

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  6. I have recorded it and will watch it for the boost. Your post makes me want to see it even more.
    I think you are right about our president not being able to help himself. I think it is like a sickness.
    Sometimes I feel like I should do more but thanks for reminding me that isolating is helping. I needed that.

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  7. I wish i had known tht was coming on, i would have put it on the dvr. I just found it on demand so we can watch it, 2 hours. yay i have it playing now. just hope bob will watch it.

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  8. The WHO helped China cover up the seriousness of the outbreak and berated Trump for closing the borders to travelers from China, which without a doubt saved many, many lives in this country from the virus. We contribute 400 million dollars annually to the WHO and China contributes 40 million, yet they still did that? I personally am tired of the rest of the world taking advantage of this country. The WHO is in China's pocket and neither one of them are friends of the U.S. I'm not a huge Trump fan but I think he's doing the right thing by holding funding pending a full investigation in this case. Let China fund their research for a vaccine.

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  9. I did say there had been problems with the WHO. However, my concerns were for the poor and underdeveloped countries of this world; Africa, S.E. Asia, Central America, and so on. I fear they may be devastated should the virus take hold there. The show addressed some of that and I'm grateful they did.

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  10. I love when people come together to share their talents....to make a difference in the lives of others. Take care of yourself sweet friend! Hugs!

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  11. I saw some of the show but had to get to bed. We live in Atlantic Standard time zone so it's later for us. It was nice to see celebrity come together like this. I hope the Covid-19 virus disappears soon.
    Stay safe and well.
    Hugs, Julia

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  12. That show was wonderful and I was in awe of not only the artists but also how the producers and all those who put that together during the chaos that surrounds us. The ending was stunning and it couldn’t have been better.

    Nothing that he does is shocking anymore.

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  13. wow i didn't even know about this show. i will see where I can find it.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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