Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey devastated hundreds of communities in the coastal area of Texas this past weekend. I live in Austin, which was far enough inland to not suffer much damage. But my friends in Houston have been updating me on the horrendous effects of the storm.

Today on Instagram I came across this video, posted by a Houston musician and pastor named Aric Harding. Music is so often medicinal in our most troubling times — which this heart-wrenching moment purely demonstrates.

“I think we have to tune this one”, he says at the end of his performance. Perhaps it was the self-prescribed music therapy which lightened his heart enough to find humor in an extremely difficult experience. My prayers go out to all those affected in the hurricane’s path.

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Image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC [Public domain]