A Leap of Faith

Rae Anthony

By Rae Anthony

Music has a way of bringing people together—that I’m sure we can all agree with, and in my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful gifts humankind has been blessed with.

Music, when it’s well-crafted, can have a lasting effect, and can even reshape the way an individual thinks. And this is why I appreciate “good music”: because it’s unforgettable in every way, and thus, it leaves an indelible mark; sadly, the opposite is also true.

When I heard Barrington Levy’s ‘Vice Versa Love’ playing at a restaurant recently, I fell in love with it all over again. And as I digested the lyrics, soaking up every single line as I sang along, I realized others were singing just as passionately as I was, and I was simply in awe.

For a moment, it almost seemed like time stood still and we all relished it. On the chorus Levy clearly states that “the only ammunition we need is love”. And “to all the rude boys” he makes a plea: “put down all your guns.”

When the words poured in that day, my heart soared, but I also wondered about other things, and it led me to this question: what impact will you leave on the world when all is said and done?
Will you make the world a better place, or will you fade away entirely, because your contributions were all insignificant?

Barrington’s ‘Vice Versa Love’ has certainly left a mark on the music scene (he has more hits) and it’s safe to say that this song will perhaps always be an old-time favourite for many.

What can you do to change the world? And when do you intend to start? Will you?

I’ll leave you with this question for now. Have a terrific weekend guys.

Sincerely, as always,