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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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