Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem and the story behind the poem remind me that as music practitioners we sing/play across “lines, into “countries” since music, no matter what culture, “travels toward us from far away to deepen our day.” And we are invited to be “brave” when we do so.
"CROSS THAT LINE" by Naomi Shihab Nye
Last stanza from "CROSS THAT LINE" by Naomi Shihab Nye, as heard on “On Being” with Krista Tippett 7/31/16
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