Defining the intersection between listening and living

Somber reflections

There was a vision for today’s post, but I’m just not feeling it. Waking up and taking in that we lost a legend, Chris Cornell, from Soundgarden puts me in a melancholy mood. I keep replaying the song Blackhole Sun as it is one that I constantly have in my rotation. The song centers me brings me peace and just helps me to focus.  I’m reminded of how short life can be, the precious moments that we have are what’s most important.  Right now not much is known of his death but we lost one of those unforgettable voices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg I started wanting to write about my journey but found perspective in the news. As Blackhole sun plays in the background the words permeate my soul. Knowing that some of those memorable moments are placed through this song.

[Verse 1]
In my eyes, indisposed
In disguises no one knows
Hides the face,
lies the snake
The sun in my disgrace
Boiling heat, summer stench
‘Neath the black the sky looks dead

Call my name through the cream
And I’ll hear you scream again

[Chorus]
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain

Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come

I love recalling these moments in hearing this song. The journey that I was referring to was I recently started daily journaling. I mean hard scheduling time every morning to sit down no tablet, no phone, no technology just my morning cup of coffee, my notebook and a pen letting the words, and emotions flow. Much like the second part of Drak’s verse in Rihanna’s song work;

I spilled all my emotions tonight, I’m sorry
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
How many more shots until you’re rollin’?

We just need a face to face
You could pick the time and the place
You spent some time away
Now you need to forward and give me all the…

I’m spilling my emotion on the page. I’m venting, sharing, decompressing, relaxing and visualizing. I have been reading that this is a good exercise in finding out what you really want. So far I have definitely been able to focus on what is most important. Set a tangible goal for my blog, home life, and work. In all of this, I have found that the stresses of the world seem to fade away in the pages of my notebook.

As always thank you

Sincerely, ss&h

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