On Being's Parker Palmer discusses "Mercy Now"

Parker Palmer Discusses “Mercy Now” in his blog for Krista Tippett’s On Being Public Radio Podcast:

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MERCY NOW

BY PARKER J. PALMER (@PARKERJPALMER), COLUMNIST

Over the past ten days, as yet another tsunami of gun violence and senseless death has swept the U.S., I’ve found myself growing more silent.

…In the midst of my daily work, I’ve also spent time walking in the woods, reading poetry, and listening to music. One song in particular, Mary Gauthier’s “Mercy Now,” has been especially healing for me. I listen to it several times a day for the strange solace that catharsis can bring, a release without answers. I share it here in the hope that others will find it helpful, too.

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