The situation is dark. It is REALLY EASY to hold humanity in contempt. Don’t do it. Don’t go there. People aren’t all bad.
Ok. So, listen to the Lennon Sisters singing “Tonight You Belong to Me” on the Lawrence Welk show in the late ’50s. The Lennon family was a devout, big Catholic family out in California back in the day. Sadly, a fixated paranoid schizophrenic murdered the father of the Lennon Sisters in the late 60s, but this clip is from way before that.
Yes, Lawrence Welk… I know. I know. BUT, the early Lawrence Welk stuff was good, and his accordionist Myron Floren was the best accordionist the world has ever seen.
Ok, for context, you have to listen to the Lennon Sisters FIRST, paying special attention to the harmonies, then meet me below for the next clip, which will melt your heart.
Okay. Got it? NOW… listen to this random dude singing the same song with his four year old daughter on a pink ukulele. This is one of the most beautiful things on the internet. Why? Because this man is CLEARLY best friends with his four year old daughter. Note the patience. Note how he respects her every pause and correction. Note especially how when she corrects him into the harmony part and SHE takes the harmony at the 1:03 time stamp, the pride in his smile. Also his wedding ring in focus, bringing Mom into the video in absentia, but just the incredible connection between Father and Daughter. AT FOUR.
The Former United States in an absolute disaster, but things like this make one realize that there is still something worth fighting for. Little girls being best-buds with their Dad who would die for them in a second being at the top of that list.
I hope this brightens your evening.
Keep your head on a swivel, and defend your women.