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Taken to Church

Last Thursday morning, I was meeting my friend, Moon, at a local coffee shop. On the drive there, I was sitting at a red light when a song I hadn’t heard before, came on the radio.

The melody of a piano sounded through the speakers. And then a gorgeous, soprano voice that didn’t take me long to recognize – Carrie Underwood.

Unexpectedly, a male voice joined her, in harmony that was hauntingly beautiful. Falsetto notes that glided down to lower ranges and back up again. Hallelujahs.  A Christmas song.

I couldn’t place his voice and relied on the screen on the console to tell me. John Legend. Now I recognized it. My ears perked up even more.

The traffic light turned green and as I continued the drive, I tried not to close my eyes. Their voices blended together, with lyrics that poured out love, moved me in a way that hadn’t happened in a long time. Tears started to swell.

Oooooh, let there be peace on earth.
Let the lonely join together, let them know their worth. 
Oooooh, let the children know there's a brighter day ahead, let's hold on to hope.

The song ended, though I wished it to linger a while longer. I made a mental note to look up when it was released (turns out it was November, 2020). And a few minutes later, I pulled into the parking lot, where Moon met me at my car door. 

“I just heard an incredible song,” I said, shutting the door behind me. “You know that phrase, when something ‘takes you to church’?”

She nodded over and said, “Literally!”

I turned my head. There was a sign, belonging to the church that runs the for-benefit coffee shop.

“Oh, yeah,” I said, and we laughed, together.

Called “Hallelujah”, here’s the song if you’d like to listen to it, now.

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Photo by Moon DeSetto

Welcome to Copper House North! I’m Christina, an artist, designer, and author of The Miracle Farm. I’m here to share creativity and lessons learned while living this colorful life. Thank you for being here!

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