Friday, May 17, 2013
Time for another 5 Minute Friday writing blitz with Lisa Jo Baker. Today's prompt is SONG.
It's just a song. That's what I tell myself as I stand there with the tears, suddenly, unexplainedly falling down my cheeks. Just a stupid (or beautiful or cheesy) song.
Yet, here I am again. Filled with emotions. Songs trigger memories and emotions in me quicker than anything else.
"Truth Will Rise" and I weep---hopeful that it will, months later grateful that it did.
"Saved a Wretch Like Me"--why me, I wonder. Why? Grateful tears flowing.
"You are my Sunshine" I whisper as I remember those first glorious moments of holding my baby.
"Listen to my Heart" I sigh as I cannot find the words to praise or petition.
Songs. Reach into the part of me that needs to release--to sing--and allows the emotions to flow when I am trying to hide them. Makes me vulnerable and strong.
That's why songs are my favourite part of worship services. They prepare me. They empty me. They fill me. All at the same time.
And why music is always on in my home. It calms. It evens. It lays the groundwork for my life.
It's never just a song. It's always something more.
Wonder what song I'll sing today?