The ability to create beauty in the midst of chaos is something that is always intriguing to me. I’ve found it fascinating to view art that has emerged from war zones and to see it’s powerful messages of hope stand valiantly in the face of darkness and despair. I stumbled across this amazing little clip a few weeks ago and was so moved by these Congolese men and women’s ability to create beauty and order in the midst of the chaos around them. ‘They seem to defy the poverty of their war-torn country’ and produce music that is almost angelic. It makes me reflect upon my own ability/energy/willingness to make something beautiful from something chaotic in my own life.
On a similar note, I recently went to my high school reunion (another post on that possibly coming soon:) and ran into an old friend who has started a campaign called “falling whistles“ to help end the war in Congo. Their mission is simple and inspiring. Check it out. Again, it made me think of the Congo and also the incredible power of beauty and love in the face of war and destruction.