Pete Seeger gave music, hope, and joy to so many, and those sorts of gifts endure. Watching videos of his performances, singing his songs, performing in concerts in his honor, I've been amazed by the depth of his gifts as both musician and human being. He could turn a crowd into a choir. He never abandoned his values and they were all the best ones. He believed that we could be better (less violent, more open, less angry, less foolish) as individuals, a nation, a species, and that belief made us better. In Emily Dickinson's words, "We never know how high we are / Till we are asked to rise." Pete not only asked us to rise, he showed us how to do it.