Holding on to hope on this 4th of July

Revisiting this ditty recorded back in January, 2017 after attending the Women’s March in SF. Listening back, I am reminded of the hope that day inspired for me and countless others who chose to resist an administration that seeks to divide rather than bring together.

As many Americans celebrate their independence today, let’s remember all those systematically being denied the opportunity to make a life in this country… we can do better than this!

Hope this tune can bring a little brightness to your day and inspire you to keep pushing back against the insanity…

With love,

DPG

 

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Thoughts on love…

A nice capture of me celebrating the love and union of some dear friends. The ceremony brought together a beautiful cross-section of community and was a sweet reminder of the transformative impact love can have in our lives. There is a lot of fear circling around out there motivating acts of hate, isolationism, and violence. But we have to remember that racism and fear of the “other” is learned.

Nelson Mandela put it best by saying, “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

I believe if we act from a place of love, wounds can heal.

With an open heart,

DPG

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H O P E

I wrote this sketch the day after going to the San Francisco’s women’s march, one of many that took place alongside the Women’s March on Washington January 21, 2017. Thousands upon thousands of people spanning every generation, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class came together to march in solidarity for equality, unity, and love. It was the largest demonstration simultaneously exercised around the globe on a single day in history. The experience inspired a deep sense of hope that I had not felt for a long while. This music is an attempt at capturing that feeling as it lingered.

Much love,

DPG

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right” – Rosa Parks