Hey world. Are you hanging in there?
Last month I was thinking about themes for upcoming playlists and I thought, “Oh, in March I’ll have a spring theme! Yay!”. But, as we’re all too aware, things have changed monumentally since then.
Technically, it is spring here in the northern hemisphere. The snow is gone, the ice is opening up on the lakes, the first green things are peeking out.
But, psychologically, it feels like a second winter. Another period of hardship to weather and survive.
While we hunker down through this second bleak season, the natural world will awaken, the sun will warm the soil, things will grow and bloom.
Eventually, we, too, will emerge from this darkness. We’ll walk out into the fresh air, stretching and blinking in the sun and see that we have survived.
Until then, emotions are volatile. There are moments when I feel like kicking and screaming. Others when I don’t want to get out of bed.
But then I go for a walk and feel all the delight of the first heron back on the just-open water at the lake’s edge. Or, I nestle in to a cozy evening at home, hibernating with my favorite people.
Sometimes, many times, music helps keep me going. So, I’ve put together a mix of songs to help us keep trucking through troubled times. Songs to encourage us. Songs of strength and survival. Songs of hope.
We’re all in this together. And, ultimately, love will save the day. Sending love to you & yours, Terra
keep the light (8: March 2020)
Listen on Spotify here.
Ooh Child | Beth Orton
Back in the High Life Again | Steve Winwood
I’m Still Standing | Elton John
Killing the Blues | Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
19th Nervous Breakdown | The Rollings Stones
My Silver Lining | First Aid Kit
Hours Are the New Days |Mary Glenn
Lean on Me | Bill Withers
You Gotta Be | Des’ree
Trouble | Cat Stevens
Don’t Panic | Coldplay
Love is Gonna Bring Us Back Alive | Rickie Lee Jones
I’ll Take You There | The Staple Singers
There’s So Much Energy in Us | Cloud Cult