It was over 100 degrees today. It was miserable all day. I rode my bike, briefly, and then I watered the garden. There was the Zoom meetings and the thought of school being opened that filled my time for the rest of the hot day.
About 7pm, I received a text from a friend that there was a musical performance at the monument in honor of Elijah McClain. I jumped up, grabbed my gear and bolted out the door. It was a very organized event with some very talented local musicians. There were violins, cellos, and beautiful people. It was wonderful and it was peaceful.
Elijah was a musician. He also, played the violin. He was just a kid when he died. His life really was just beginning. I didn’t know about him until recently. I have been following his story ever since. I could feel the energy around me. I know that this young man will not be forgotten.
As I walked from the Lee Monument, streaks of lightening filled the sky. It was beautiful and it was dramatic! The thunder roared, and it began to rain. I paused and looked up and let the rain hit my face. After, about ten hot days, finally rain came, and I thought about Elijah.