Taking ‘Lean on Me’ to heart

I WAS SADDENED to read that musician Bill Withers died this week — apparently of heart failure, at age 81, not COVID-19. His melodic and humble “Lean on Me” is my all-time favorite R&B tune. Always lifted my spirits in rough times.

These days, on our isolated island with about 20 residents, we’re all looking out for each other. Whenever a neighbor goes off-island for groceries or supplies, we ask around to see if anyone needs anything, and a sack of groceries might just get left on the doorstep. We’re keeping our distance, but depending on each other.

Listen to his beautiful old song. Considering the need right now for everyone to make sure friends and loved ones are weathering the storm, even if we can only check in by email or Skype, this Bill Withers classic could be an anthem for today. 1-anchor

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean on.

One thought on “Taking ‘Lean on Me’ to heart

  1. What a great song especially for these times of discord and uncertainty. Kate and I say thank you my friend


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