Musician and activist Pete Seeger, who passed away yesterday, early on discovered a simple, powerful machine for transformation: his banjo inscribed with the words:
This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.
He was rarely without it and used it to tell stories with song that would indeed cause hate and darkness to surrender. It worked along this principle:
The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known. —Pete Seeger
…gonna miss that guy…