Oh Hallowed Ground

In 1976, Billy Joel released the album Turnstiles, which featured hits like New York State of Mind and Say Goodbye to Hollywood. One of the B sides from that album is Summer, Highland Falls, which opens with the lines

“They say these are not the best of times, but they’re the only times I’ve ever known,
And I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own”

Everybody needs a cathedral. Everybody needs their hallowed ground where the can go to feel at peace when the world gets scary than usual.

I think it’s an important to remember now as some people have their cathedrals shattered and others are traveling far from home in hopes of finding new ones.


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