“Will you still love me when I’m down and out, in my time of trial, will you stand by me?”
I’d listened to these words multiple times the day before. I hadn’t heard them since I was a teen. The tune was playing in my head and I sought to find it on the internet. Once found, I made use of the “play over” button. Eventually I turned off the feed and forgot about it for the afternoon.
Walking into a house today, the significance hit for why the song was playing for me. It’s so easy for those of us who have family, friends and homes of comfort to forget the “others”. When I say others, I am speaking inclusively of where we ourselves have come from, and those in our family and friends whom we know are in a place of desperation. It still is playing in my heart…..
“Will you still love me when I’m down and out, in my time of trial, will you stand by me?” *
* Lyrics by Tanya Tucker, Would You Lay With Me