This week we look at Covid in Nepal, gender and the French language, Demi Lovato, Lego and ‘diversity’; obesity and the NHS; China and the Covid virus; Eurovision; Anti-Semitism and the BBC; the Church of Scotland General Assembly, Kate Forbes; and Bob Dylan’s 80th.
You can watch the video here – https://www.lego.com/en-gb/page/everyone-is-awesome
The Attack on Music – Eurovision
Maneskin – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVH5dn1cxAQ
The Attack on Israel – Anti- Semitism. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-57208311
Kate Forbes – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09j7xy1
- Bob Dylans 80th –
A Hard Rains Gonna Fall – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5al0HmR4to
Highlands – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FZwPGpbKm8
Gotta Serve Somebody – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC10VWDTzmU
Every Grain of Sand – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llK08ljfj7Y
Shot of Love
“That was an inspired song that came to me. I felt like I was just putting down words that were coming from somewhere else, and I just stuck it out.”
In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
There’s a dying voice within me reaching out somewhere
Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair.
I have gone from rags to riches in the sorrow of the night
In the violence of a summer’s dream, in the chill of a wintry light
In the bitter dance of loneliness fading into space
In the broken mirror of innocence on each forgotten face.
I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there’s someone there, other time it’s only me
I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.