Lyla Johnston is a super senior studying in Florence. She is so madly in love with the earth and its inhabitants that it’s hard for her to get down the street each day without falling over in euphoria. She would like to help bring the healing salve of love and truth to a world wounded by painful confusion and illusion.
REVOLUTIONARY ART: “In Her Arms”
by Lyla Johnston, ’12
“In Her Arms” is a story of following your heart like a compass. Of a woman falling fearlessly in love with another woman when the whole world tells her it’s wrong. It is a song about loving each cell in your body deeply regardless of your sexual orientation and remembering that our hearts do not lie but guide us to the truth of who we are.
I think it’s important to make the revolution as beautiful as possible. Art will play a prominent role in the liberation of the human spirit. It is a tangible ambassador of our internal beauty, a representation of the light we hold inside. Embed your message within an irresistible melody and you will immediately disarm the population. They will remember the exquisite joy they were born for, that we are all on the same side. The true and permanent revolution will not be hard. It will be as easy as choosing love and beauty over pain and hopelessness.