why self-expression matters

I Saw You in the Water a line in the song Cringe by Matt Maeson

Matt Maeson – Cringe (Stripped) Lyrics

I first heard Cringe – stripped version by Matt Maeson, it was on the radio – haven’t heard on the radio since, it has now been months. I searched the song online and found it on YouTube. As I was listening, I scrolled down to the comments – it was very heartbreaking to read what people had to say, they were moved enough to share and wanted to discuss.

I said just tired and she said you’re just tired, leaves the listener thinking that “she said” high and not tired and I heard fine so…

The line Don’t I make you cringe seems to be a bit confessional and also realizing that life can bring us to our knees.

Also the line I saw you in the water, seems to be a topic discussion – “what does it mean.” It can mean a variety of things, depending who’s listening so maybe it can be a simple as water heals.

When art comes from pain we have an opportunity to open up a little more. To be able to sit with the pain takes practice and it seems that’s why we need to keep listening, reading and telling stories so that the pain may dissipate even if it’s just for a bit.

Matt Maeson – “Cringe” (Official Video)

you don’t choose a life – you live one

The Way

After learning his son, Daniel has died while on a pilgrimage along The Camino de Santiago, his father, Dr Thomas Avery (Martin Sheen) travels to the infamous and historical trail. The grief-stricken father hopes to find peace and understanding along the way. (Daniel is played by Emilio Estevez who also wrote, directed and produced The Way)

Everyone I know goes away in the end…

Hurt by Johnny Cash

Hurt – Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor

 

 

 

 

 

Dia de los Muertos, how we become get comfortable death?

The short answer to how we become comfortable with death is hongrave stones at local cemetery during day of the deadoring those that have died. Though art, music, writing, film or simply showing up every day and being present.

The day of the dead is celebrated in many cultures.They have  created rituals and celebrations to honor those that have died.Skull for dia de los muertos Día de los Muertos the Day of the Dead is the Mexican celebration of those that have gone before.  What I find important is being comfortable with the past and being able to talk and celebrate with such an artful approach.  Examples of expressing and honoring the dead are though making  alters, paintings, costumes photography and films such as Coco.

Find the expression that suits you.

 

 

The Jewish prayer of Mourning

kaddish Jewish prayer for deathHow do we hold space for the deep losses we as individuals and as a community feel. The traditional Jewish prayer of mourning, the Kaddish a prayer traditional recited for the dead.

From Here and Now – composer Osvaldo Golijov On Kaddish And The ‘Transcendence’ Of Music For Mourners

 

 

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