My iPod is my constant companion, so much so, I don’t hear the phone ring, (not that I want to) I don’t hear certain people sneak up on me while I’m doing the dishes and I don’t hear the silence of the night while I feign sleep.
Music was my escape while incarcerated with Capt Snuggles. I placed my iPod in the docking station and played a wide variety of musical stylings. On good days I would play playlists I had created that were upbeat, feel-good songs, country, pop, classic rock, all well known songs.
On not so good days, I played what I call David’s Lullabies, a 30-track piano-only rendition of children’s lullabies and songs by Michael Silverman. The counter on my iPod says I played it 1200 times.
There were a lot of not so good days.
Everyone that walked into our room commented on our music – either they walked out with a smile and a spring in their step or they relaxed into the peaceful environment I worked so hard to achieve. Either way I have good memories of the folks who visited and the songs they enjoyed or shared their own memories of.
Because, let’s face it – music is always there – there are songs for the good times in life as well as the bad. Songs that get us through and songs that help us heal.
I need the later, songs to get me through and songs to help me heal.
One of our Chaperones offered I Believe by Diamond Rio. (Thanks M) It has been added to my current playlist that includes:
Things Left Unsaid by Desciple Why by Rascal Flatts Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band Broken by Evanescence Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses (I listened to this a lot after Nathaniel) Angel of Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Now there’s more songs on my current playlist than that, but I’m curious – what would you add? What song or songs have gotten you through a difficult time?