A soundtrack for humanity.
If you were to curate a soundtrack to inspire hope for humanity, what songs would you choose?
We’ve already seen so much moving musical footage from around the world: people singing and playing music together from balconies, choirs meeting virtually over Zoom, opera singers performing in front of assisted living homes. Music, as explorer Ernest Shackleton once said is “vital mental medicine”—it has a way of helping us transcend our current circumstances, tap into our true selves and connect with each other.
This week, dear writers, make a playlist to lift the spirits of your family, your community, your country, the world. Select 12 songs and for each one, tell us in a line or two why it made your list.