Once upon a time there was a beautiful Kingdom known as the land of the free and the home of the brave.
One day, some people in that kingdom began to sing a sad song, one of the saddest any had ever heard. A Great Silence fell over the kingdom as each one in his own home listened to the sad song.
And no one said, “Stop singing that sad song. It makes me uncomfortable. Don’t you know any happy songs?”
And no one said, “That sad song is the wrong sad song to sing; sing another one.”
And no one said, “Well, it’s your own fault that your song is so sad; you made your bed, now lie in it.”
Instead, the people came out of their homes and into the street and listened together and their eyes said to one another, “I’m sorry.”