She'll Dream a Little Heaven

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
 
No other song I have written do I wish had no audience, just this one song, "Calm Before the Storm".  I wrote this without any first hand, and very little second or third hand experience with domestic violence.  It was mostly a concept that I knew about, cared about but didn't really have any understanding of.  Sadly, since I wrote this song, I have now seen it first hand, and have encountered more than one young person whose life has been turned upside down by the horror and senselessness of domestic violence. I am now altogether too familiar with it.

The Tri Town Domestic Violence Task Force of the Holland Massachusetts area, after dealing with just such a tragedy, has kind of adopted my song as the theme for their program.  I am honored!   They have many activities and events, and there is this new website to look in on   http://www.stopabusetoday.org/
Keep an ear out for an upcoming concert date, although no details are available yet.

I've put a newly re-mixed version of the song on the website, you may be hearing it as you read this. Please download a copy for yourself, (click at the bottom of the page) and spread the word to make domestic violence unacceptable!

Peace to you all, and thanks for spending a little time with me here.
Jim

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