True colors are beautiful

Dear Diary,
Jesse: We are in pain at the suffering inflicted on the people at the Pulse in Orlando.  The majority of those who were shot were LGBT - members of my own tribe.  Let there be no mistake: this was a hate crime against gay people.

I can't stop the song True Colors, sung by Cyndi Lauper, which keeps running through my head.  I want to share the lyrics here.


You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
Its hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

True colours, like a rainbow

Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

(Can't remember when I last saw you laughing)
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show

Your true colors
True colors
True colors
Shining through

I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow
Songwriters: STEINBERG, BILLY / KELLY, TOM
True Colors lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Proudly showing true colours.

Keep your "thoughts and prayers"; they're killing us.  Do something tangible to effect change!  We will continue to speak out; our lives depend on it.



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