In the fall, I decided to start a
seasonal series on the significant songs in my life. This is the list I have compiled for winter 2018/19.
I know all the words to this song.
Above the Clouds of Pompeii (Bear’s Den)
My favorite Christmas song this last Christmas season and one I had the opportunity to sing at our candle-lit service.
Because unrequited love is a bear.
Because requited love means you need songs to listen to while you are separated over the holiday break.
We got to see them in concert with the strings in February and it was a great show!
Some Surprise (Lisa Hannigan and Paul Noonan)
I’m still somewhat surprised.
When You Were Sweet Sixteen (The Fureys)
This song will forever remind me of my clients at my first music therapy placement.
Oh Love that Will Not Let Me Go
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
This has been a refrain for me in so many prayers over the last few months, and I think will continue to be.
As before, it is so profound to listen to all these songs in the same sitting, and relive some of the experiences they are attached to. Some of it is painful to relive, some joyous, some simply peaceful. It’s amazing how music can evoke so much, even just in the listening. I look forward to doing it again in the Spring!