There are times a tragedy is too great, the violence too unspeakable, for me to make any sense of it. There is none. So I retreat in the ways Catholicism taught me to, to be quiet and solitary and, simply, to challenge myself to feel more deeply, not less.
This song, the only kind of prayer I’ve ever felt in my bones, gets me there.
For all the souls who lost their lives in Aleppo yesterday, last week, in the past year.