Posted in Music, Thinking out loud

It’s not as if joy can’t inter-mingle with sadness

There is certain layer of sadness embalmed in all of us.

It’s not as if joy can’t inter-mingle with sadness.

We can’t have one without the other. Our emotions are not an either/or. It’s just which one is higher up in the slide deck.

We are all going through or going through again one stage of grief or another.

A loss of something: death, relationship, family, job, innocence, dream, time, expectation, rights, eyesight, money, youth

But because of our pace of life or what others will think or perceptions or upbringing we sometimes passively aggresively stuff that sadness and grief down so far in our souls that only our eyes have a slight reflection of what is going on inside of us.

For me, music helps free those emotions so they don’t become toxic. I’ve currently circled back to Yo Yo Ma playing Ennio Morricone. I believe Morricone is one of the most talented composers of our times because he can take this God given emotions and put them to incredibly rich compositions.

This song today may have brought a few tears rolling down my cheeks this afternoon. Maybe you need it for happy tears. Maybe you need it for permission to actually admit you are sad and things haven’t turned out like you thought it would. Maybe you’re just curious about what might invoke tears. No matter, just find a quiet space and enjoy



I help people and organizations get unstuck. I prefer to avoid the muck as well. Whether in personal lives, organizations, business leaders, or parents I pose suggestions to keep everyone moving forward.

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