Ana Moura is a fadista, a singer of the Portuguese musical genre of Fado. Yesterday was a generally sad and stressful day. In addition to Tina’s passing, the politicians are making noises about the debt limit, their own squalid little dreams, and why the war in Ukraine is a good idea.

But back to Ana Moura. She has a lovely melodic voice. If you think you need to understand Portuguese to understand Fado, you don’t. Like all music it comes from the heart. Accompanying the vocalist in Fado are a guitarist and a Portuguese guitarist, which sounds and looks much like a lute.

Fado is the antidote to the poisons of the twenty-first century.