It’s day 19 of Blogvember. I’m following the prompts from Andrew Canion, which can be found here.

I make sense of a lot of my world through music. It’s one of my first loves, and something that has gotten me through plenty of hard times. I’m a big fan of listening to albums, more so than songs on shuffle, and when I click with a band or an album, I’ll listen to it on repeat until it settles in.

One of my current favorite bands is Rebelution, a reggae band from California. I had no idea who they were until one day several years ago when I happened to be at a concert they played. They captivated me from the start, and I’ve been listening to them, and seeing them live whenever I can, ever since.

Because of the current political climate, there’s plenty of stress, and it’s hard to watch just how much the people our youth are supposed to look up to are filled with enmity towards anyone who doesn’t look like them, share their religious background, or where they come from.

What I know is that my life has long been richer thanks to the people from many walks of life I’ve been lucky to call friends, even for a short while. Hearing Rebelution Celebration gives me hope that I’m not alone in that sentiment, and I want to keep sharing that message that love and kindness are the most important things we can champion right now.

You know you’ll never be strange to us

We know you got something to offer up

Just be loving and kind

And that’ll keep you in line