It’s Not Easy Bein’ Sad
The news reports could make one despair.
The news reports could make even an optimist like me terminally angry.
The news makes your heart hurt.
If your heart doesn’t hurt, go away now. I don’t want to know you.
At times like these, I find consolation in music. The Dies Irae from Verdi’s Requiem, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings can turn my anger or sadness into sound and somehow make them bearable.
This week, I found something to listen to over and over. The choice may surprise you. I don’t know why this song by the great Joe Raposo was what I craved. Here it is. Though it brings tears to my eyes, it calms me and makes me feel better. I am putting it here in the hopes that it will do the same for you.