Music in the Soul

For those of you who may not know, I’ve been an avid fan of Linkin Park since my youth. I might not have been absolutely insane about them like a lot of my friends, but I’ve held their music close. Even the new stuff that a lot of people didn’t like I enjoyed. With the death of Chester Bennington, I felt a profound sense of loss. I never met him, I was never able to make it to a concert, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t feel some connection with him and the rest of the band through the music they made.

I found this beautiful mashup today by Kurt Hugo Schneider. It’s haunting and wonderful. I almost cried listening to it. If you are a fan and are feeling loss right now, I encourage you to listen to it.

Posted by Sarah Jayne in Rantings, 0 comments

Crooked Smile – The Weepies

On this day, seven years ago, I buried my grandmother. That was the last time I set foot in Ontario. I have no plans to return.

Today, I will remember my grandmother and all that she taught me. I will remember her smile and her kind voice. I will drink tea in remembrance of her, as I do every day.

This is also a beautiful song if you are feeling introspective. So listen to it. Enjoy it. Love it.

Posted by Sarah Jayne in Rantings, 0 comments

Mindful Musings #101

Mindful Musings

It’s been seven years.

Seven years ago, today.

It’s been longer than that since I’ve heard your voice

The illness took you from us.

Never again will I hear you call me

My girl.’

Never again will I sit with you

While we drink tea in the morning light

Of your kitchen.

You gave me so much

And I fear I gave nothing in return.

It’s been seven years.

The hurt still gnaws at my heart.


Posted by Sarah Jayne in Musings, 0 comments

Mindful Musings #57

Mindful Musings

The dead talk to you

With haunted whispers.

They permeate your surroundings

And seep into your bones.

The dead grip you

As they try to pull you

Towards their solitude;

Their isolation.

The breeze is a whisper in disguise

Singing softly to you

From your window.

Come. Come. Come.

They beckon.

Will you follow?


Posted by Sarah Jayne in Musings, 0 comments