The above link is to a song we sang last November, standing truth to power to stop the war machine and stand up for a brighter day. Andrea and Rob Zucker hosted our rehearsal and had hoped to sing with us, but she was not well enough that day. Her spirit was certainly with us and is still with us today.
Andrea slipped away from this earthly realm early Sunday morning. Her race was run. But her loving family and friends can see her vibrancy, twinkling eyes, and beaming smile right here and right now!
Sarah Pirtle, thank you for the chance to gather with Andrea while we could. What a gift music is. It brings us together again and again and again, even as we sing out injustice and pain, we are building community and strength and binding souls together.
Sisters, sing on. Your own songs, the songs of the ancients, or borrow someone else's song, but keep singing. None of us get out of this alive, but wow, can we ever release a great spirit while we are here. Andrea did and we will honor her by continuing to stand strong: sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, granddaughters, friends of all stripes. Her song lives on.