It's easy to see the world as a dark, frightening place full of danger around every corner. The media delivers a constant barrage of warnings from tainted food to political scams, to severe weather alerts and danger on the internet. There's a vague undercurrent of fear and anxiety looming over us like storm clouds.
I chose to see the bright side of life. I chose to see the beauty of the world in which I reside and I chose to participate in the goodness of people and share in the love and humanity that abound in all corners of this vast earth.
I know that I'm not alone in this experience, for I have met a multitude of wonderful people from every aspect of life. I can say that although some viewpoints may differ, mutual respect and admiration is plentiful, and I have found this to be especially true among my fellow artists.
I was honored to be asked to participate in a global collaboration of artists in the making of this video. That I can meet so many wonderful people without leaving the comfort of my home is a marvel. These are exciting times in which we live, and indeed, what a wonderful world!
My sincere thanks to 69sottosopra for creating this beautiful video and his lovely rendition of Louis Armstrong's, "What A Wonderful World".