This is what silence sounds like
A silence of six minutes and twenty seconds
A silence that pours across a million faces
A silence that washes a million faces with tears
A silence that cascades across the hard-hearted land
A silence that spills from wounds and hearts
A silence that washes away the last of the argument
A silence that pours forth like justice
A silence that sounds like courage
A silence that sounds like
Yes, never has silence sounded as loud as during those minutes when Emma stared into the cameras, tears rolling down her face. I hope the young can effect change. We have never needed it more.
I will never forget that moment – such heartbreaking courage. Thanks, Sherry, my friend.