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Music Challenge: Day 22

Day 22- a song you listen to when you're sad


Unfortunately for me, sadness has been like a shearling blanket, pulled up close around my neck. I felt it so deeply, so intensely, that I literally wore it around me. Sadness was such a constant in my life that despite the trend ending years ago & that I'm smiling & laughing ALL THE TIME, people are still asking me if I'm OK or telling me I need to smile. Don't y'all see all these teeth I'm baring?!? Now, even when I get a little down or the S.A.D.'s season walks up on me & punches me square in my mouf, there is still the ability to smile & laugh. If only I could work on my motivation during that time, but I digress.

I used to have play lists--we used to call 'em mixtapes/CD's--devoted to various moods. When I'd get in a mood I'd run 1 of these lists to damn death until I, or the mood, snapped out of it.

Like I said, the trend is over so I'm not doing any wallowing these days. At least from the inside out. It may look different to you on the outside if you experience it with me. The point--I ain't got no song I reach for when the blahs are upon thee. A song that lifts my spirits no matter what, which I suppose could be applied to sadness as well, is Ledisi's Higher Than This.

Watch me groove.

1 comment:

  1. that song IS uplifting. when i'm sad i like to immerse myself in it a bit with donny hathaway's thank you master: http://youtu.be/rPetjLXhTpY
    afterwards i'm thankful. at least i'm not dead and i have another day, another chance. this too shall pass.