Simple Gifts

by zunguzungu

We’re all responding in our own ways right now. When I was teaching in Tanzania the first time, I taught my students a song, “Simple Gifts,” and when I came back the second time, the whole school knew it. For me, the most powerful moment of the inauguration was hearing that angelic quartet of Americans from the world play that song, and to think that somewhere, on the other side of the world, my former students might be hearing it too. By turning, turning, we come out right…