I am shaken to the core by the events in Paris, let alone the rest of the world. What has it all come to?
I asked a friend last night what the motivation of ISIS is; what is their end game? There was no answer. Only chaos, only destruction, only hurt and pain and devastation to the world.
I read my thoughts turned into words by Bono earlier today. He said that music has never been attacked in this way. That they have brought our world into this fight. We go to concerts to immerse ourselves in music and feel a safety unlike any other situation. I have never felt nervous at a concert, ever. It's been relief and sweet happiness in some way. To threaten that... is just wrong. It's devastating.
I want to hurt someone or something over this. You tried to take away a safe and happy place from people. You did wrong. You did evil. How DARE you.
So to everyone out there - Paris and beyond - my heart goes out to you. Music is still healing and still powerful and don't ever let ANYONE take that away from any of us. Sing loud. Dance hard. Rock on.
Because songs define our moments.