Lately, the only thing that brings me joy in this dark, confused, and fucked up world is the sight of children. Sure, they’re growing up in an environment marked by uncertainty and unprecedented turmoil, but there’s still a pureness in them that can’t be found elsewhere. The other day, on the way to work, I saw a mother and her little son walking to school. The boy was dressed as a firefighter, bright red helmet and all, a get-up which he gushed about to a crossing guard, who was equally excited by the whole thing. The entire exchange filled my heart to the point that I almost forgot that the foundation of our American democracy was slowly being dismantled with every passing hour. Almost.
Today, I have the opportunity to give to you that same kind of uplift — something I’m sure a lot of you need at the moment: Behold, 6,500 happy children singing “Birdhouse In Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants. The massive affair was done at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, UK, on Monday as part of a concert staged by Young Voices, an organization that brings together the biggest children choirs to perform at some of the biggest venues in the UK. Watch the heartwarming footage up above.
Kids are great and, along with women and immigrants, should be one of the things that keeps us fighting against Trump’s regime.