For the past few weeks, I’ve been traveling around my adopted home of Cleveland playing the Prelude to Bach’s First Cello Suite. Music may not be able to solve the world’s problems, but I believe it can, as Lincoln said, “bind up the nation’s wounds.”
“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds…to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.”
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address
Special thanks to Katarina Davies for her help with this project. Also, thanks to Grace Gill and Jennifer Woloschyn Harrell.