Q: If you had to pick a song or songs to sum up your life philosophy, what would you choose?
No kidding, I’ve thought about this question since it came in a few months ago. I keep running in to a brick wall mostly because I’ve realized that I don’t definitively know what my life’s philosophy is.
There are things I’ve come to understand about myself or ways in which I now believe in behaving as a result of being terribly mean to people in my past. I don’t take any pleasure in saying that I have been ruthlessly cruel when handling other people’s hearts. It isn’t something I am proud of. And so, I suppose you could say that continually I try to move towards redemption as I proceed forward in my life.
Each day I have varying degrees of success and failure in attempting to find forgiveness, to be honest and to practice kindness. In the course of my internal work, I wrestle with shame, guilt, depression and destructive self pity. Though I may sometimes come up short on the good things I want for myself, still I move forward towards the light hopefully.
Perhaps you might find a common thread that I don’t consciously see in some of my most played earworms:
- No Halo – Sorority Noise
- Hello, I’m in Delaware – City and Colour
- Blood in the Cut – K. Flay
- 22, a Million (full album)- Bon Iver
- Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National
- Birds – Kate Nash
- No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses
- Anyone who knows what love is – Irma Thomas
- Buried Myself Alive – The Used
- Anomaly – Angels and Airwaves
This post is in response to an: Ask Me Anything question.