I’ve written before of the impact of music on my grief journey, and even invited you to share those songs that have brought you comfort, or brought you to your knees during your grief journey. For me country music has been a mainstay. I choose not to drink, so I drown my sorrows in song. One of the many artists who have brought me comfort is Emmylou Harris, particularly a song of hers called ‘From Boulder to Birmingham’:
‘I don’t wanna hear a love song
I got on this airplane just to fly
And I know there’s life below me,
But all that you can show me is the prairie and the sky’
‘From Boulder to Birmingham’ – Emmylou Harris
(from the album ‘Pieces of the Sky‘ © 1975 & 2004 Warner Brothers Records Inc. Warner Music Group, a Time Warner company.)
Sorry about the copyright spiel. Back to the original point of the post. How many of us have thought about our loved ones in this way? I know I have, and still do. When I first heard this song, a lump formed in my throat that took half an hour to shift. Such an emotional moment – only topped by the first time I heard Don McLean’s ‘Vincent’. That song broke the barriers, and made me weep. There will be other posts in this series when I can think straight enough to write them. For now, I’ll leave you with Emmylou’s angelic tones.
Which songs do the same to you, remind you of where you’ve been on your grief journey? Are there songs which have brought you comfort? Let us know in the comments.