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For the Love of Music

As I’ve mentioned before, I love music. It just makes me feel better to listen to it, to sing to it, to play guitar to it and yes, to dance to it! I’ve been listening to Sarah McLachlan’s “Full of Grace” this week. Her voice is ethereal and I love the lyrics of this song. We’re in the midst of winter and still in the throes of a pandemic. I don’t adore the cold weather and the sunlight that we can’t seem to get enough of this time of year. I’ve also been seeing and hearing about a lot of suicides. People are not only experiencing darkness externally, but internally as well. It’s not something new – depression and suicide. However, I try to keep in mind that we need each other and we need to look out for one another, so I try to tell those that are dear to me how much I love them every time I see them. I hope no one in my life wonders how I feel about them.

When I was at a Sara McLachlan concert at the Red Rock Amphitheater years ago with my daughter, sister-in-law and niece, we sat next to a woman and we just connected on so many levels. I wrote about her in The Liminal Space. You never know where that next connection will be that will make us feel seen and not alone.



“Full of Grace” by Sarah McLachlan

The winter here's cold, and bitter

It's chilled us to the bone

We haven't seen the sun for weeks

To long too far from home

I feel just like I'm sinking

And I claw for solid ground

I'm pulled down by the undertow

I never thought I could feel so low

Oh darkness I feel like letting go

If all of the strength and all of the courage

Come and lift me from this place

I know I could love you much better than this

Full of grace

Full of grace

My love

So it's better this way, I said

Having seen this place before

Where everything we said and did

Hurts us all the more

It’s just that we stayed, too long

In the same old sickly skin

I'm pulled down by the undertow

I never thought I could feel so low

Oh darkness I feel like letting go

If all of the strength

And all of the courage

Come and lift me from this place

I know I could love you much better than this

Full of grace

Full of grace

My love

GOD’S AMPHITHEATER

The Liminal Space

I went to the Red Rocks to see Sarah McLachlan with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

People found their seats under a full moon and pink flood lights.

When wind swept through the acoustic cavern

sheets with notes blew across the stage,

tipping the gong.

A stranger wept with me over the second song

but for different reasons,

loss and almost loss, she said I don’t know who you are but I love you.

The singer told us about forgiveness and redemption.

I had been transported.

At the end, the ancient red stones were lit to blue waves.

It was a downhill climb home.

Let’s talk soon.

With affection,

Carrie VS


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