In my cabin

storm

It has taken me a while, but I have made a start on the playlist.  I have called it ‘hunker down’ – imagining myself in a wooden cabin in some Nordic country. Darkness, a fire and woollen blankets for company. Hail, snow and wind raging outside. A place of confinement and refuge at the same time.

During the confinement of depression, I want to take refuge in these songs. To be enfolded in the blankets of their melodies, to be strengthened by the fire-glow of their lyrics.  To hunker down and accept the storm.

I’m going to let a few of the songs speak for themselves

‘Believing’ Nashville Cast

I don’t remember
How I got here
When my rose coloured glasses disappeared
Sometimes my fingers
They can lose touch
Start letting go of everything I love
When I get the feeling
That my prayers have hit the ceiling
On those darker days when my faith has lost all meaning
You keep me believing

‘I won’t give up’ Jason Mraz

When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up

‘Everybody Hurts’ REM

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

‘MLK’ U2

Sleep
Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thunder cloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Rain down on him
So let it be
So let it be

I hope some of these words and melodies will bring comfort to you whatever season you find yourself in.

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