With the world still reeling from the despicable shooting at an Orlando nightclub, where 49 of its patrons senselessly lost their lives, many, including myself, are still at a loss as to how to process the events of last Sunday.
Perhaps dealing with it in the only way she knows how, Christina Aguilera has taken to her own art, releasing a new, uplifting, song called Change. Whereas it sends out a message of hope and change in a more generic fashion (no shade), the Diva also released a statement addressing the shootings specifically:
The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families. Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately.A senseless act, we can only hope the seeds of some kind of (positive) change have been sown in its dirt. My thoughts go out to anyone affected by this, the worst mass shooting in American history.
We live in a time of diversity, in a time of endless possibilities, in a time where expression of oneself is something to be celebrated. And I am left wondering how people filled with so much love could be taken by so much hate.
Though there is such heavy sadness I believe that there is much more love in the world than we know. We need to learn to love again, we need to learn that one person does make a difference; we need to keep love in our hearts. As Nelson Mandela once said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. 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.”
We all have the choice to spread love, encourage individuality and make a difference to others – we are all in this together, as one, united in love.
Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers,