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Across the Universe

“Jai Guru Deva, Om Nothing’s gonna change my world.” Listening to this song for the first time in a long time, I grasped how somber the lyrics are. I once thought it was just a silly song like so many other Beatles songs, but “Across the Universe” is quite profound, pondering the futility of innovation. “Words are flowing out Like endless rain into a paper cup They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe” Every noble idea does us no good if it is not carried out. This unwillingness to act, or rather this unbelief in our own greatness and our own ideas disables us. We stymy progress. And rather than follow through with our noble ideas, we become complicit in and complacent with evil. “Pools of sorrow, waves of joy Are drifting through my opened mind Possessing and caressing me” Across the nation today, children are being placed in detention centers well beyond capacity, being stripped of family, comfort, hope. Across the nation today, migrant

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