Whether you can’t sleep or concentrate because of the looming uncertainty of the future we’re looking at, we’ve compiled music videos and scenes from fandom favorites to help get us through these tough times.
And yes we’re gonna start with Kermit the Frog to remind us that we’re not alone.
The Muppet Movie: ‘The Rainbow Connection’
The simplicity and heartfelt sincerity in Kermit’s performance is just so soothing. This song always helps make me feel better when things are really sad. Always fills me with the hope.
“No, you move.” Sharon Carter Speech in Captain America: Civil War
The narrative change in who delivers this speech is so timely. Sharon praises her aunt Peggy, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first female agent, who dedicated her life to breaking the glass ceiling no matter the obstacle. ‘Compromise where you can, where you can’t don’t.’, these words affirm that now more than ever it’s time to plant ourselves like a tree to stand against those trying to move progress backwards. The fight isn’t over.
Mister Rogers Remixed: ‘In the Garden of Your Mind’
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” Mr. Rogers’ quote is relevant to us now. I know its easy to feel helpless but he taught us that by being kind and being curious about others, we have the tools to make steps towards understanding one another.
‘Love is Love’ speech: Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony Speech
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) gave one of the most inspiring speeches with his ‘love is love’ sonnet at the Tony Awards when he accepted the award for Best Score. It’s got us ready to #RiseUp!
“May the Force be with us”: New International ‘Rogue One’ trailer
“Rebellions are built on hope.” Jyn Erso is quickly becoming an icon in these times. No matter what, we still have a Star Wars movie coming out this December and that is a silver lining!
Judy Hopps’ Speech “Try to make the world a better place”
Change starts with you, it starts with me, it starts with all of us. So show everyone you know Zootopia.