Music and Grief

In grief, time feels like the enemy. Making music helped me find a better relationship with time when feeling difficult emotions.

Even if you have not played in a long time, there is no bad time to get back into music. You are never too late. If you do not play an instrument, you always have your voice.

Think of a song you would have wanted your loved one to hear. Learn how to play it or sing along, even if it is only one part. The internet is full of videos and resources to help you learn!

When you are playing the song, think about your loved one sitting in the room with you, listening to you play, proud of you when you figure out that tricky chord change and impressed when you finally put it all together.

When you are done, say, “Thank you for listening.”

Prompt by: Kristen Heritage, 26
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