The Sunday after the Paris attacks, I sat amid a sold out audience, waiting for The King’s Singers to take center stage. But before the performance began, Rev. Gini Gerbasi, rector of the venue, St. Johns Episcopal Church in Georgetown, addressed the elephant in the room. “Beauty is always an appropriate response,” she said.
Beauty? A response to violence?
But I neither snorted nor rolled my eyes. And neither did anyone else in the room. Because we instinctively knew the deeper truth behind that statement: [Read more…]