I Read Somewhere That In Order For An Arrow To Fly/The Bow Had To Be Drawn Back/There’s Some Pressure Involved And I Think We’re All Feeling That Pressure. -Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def)
I don’t normally get political or share my thoughts on what’s going on in the world outside of music. I have my reasons. But his words struck a cord in me and I felt compelled to share. This entire speech is beautiful: to the ears when you hear it, the eyes when you read it and your heart when you let it sink in. Thank you to OkayPlayer for posting this!
Thoughts On The Upheaval From A Global Perspective:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It’s an opportunity for necessary change. Positive change. And it’s not necessarily convenient or comfortable. As I’m sure is with any period of growth.
I read somewhere that in order for an arrow to fly the bow has to be drawn back. There’s some pressure involved and I think we’re all feeling that pressure. Some of us are more aware of it than others. Some of us are trying to drown it out. But we all feel it one way or another in indelible ways in these times and days.