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Days of Remembrance

Columbia astronauts head for the van

Music has pow­er. It can change a day – and a life. It can direct our atten­tion towards some­thing that is hard to put a fin­ger on, but some­thing that is big­ger and nobler than words could ever say. And some­times music can show us the way.

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preface from Columbia album

I didn’t know them. I didn’t know their names, or that they had been in space for six­teen days, or that they were called the “STS-107” crew, or even what “STS” meant. But I was sit­ting next to my piano on the morn­ing of Feb­ru­ary 1st, 2003 when I heard the news…

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Heroes

He is the son
who puts his anger aside
and brave­ly choos­es to wear a flight suit
just like his father wore.
She is the daugh­ter
who helps her moth­er to cope
when­ev­er they think of
the wed­ding ring
that was nev­er found
in all the fields of Texas.

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