There is too much art that has impacted my heart to list, it would take years, and years, and years.
But I would like to list some music, films, art, poetry from others that has deeply touched my heart, helped me feel and helped me connect to my passion of music and writing.
If you have an aversion to morose music, look away now! I have a heart and damn deep love for miserable music, the more miserable the better. In person I am fairly happy when around others as I love people, but inside my headphones, you can guarantee that whatever is playing will be in a minor key, probably with strings, and the lyrics will be sad. Even on a brisk jog my headphones will still remain depressed.
My mum would not let sad music be played, sadness be felt and only played loud happy music. I suspect having a daughter who sang, played and listened to strictly misery was a law of attraction for her and means I need to feel some grief. If you ever catch me posting funk or disco music you will know I moved through something. But for now – join me in some pure unadulterated misery 🙂
Bon Iver’s music changed my life. Every Album, from ‘Emma forever ago,’ to ’22 amillion’ came out during pivotal moments of my life and helped me get through them. I don’t know a musician who has impacted my life in such a way as Justin Vernon and I will be eternally grateful for his music.
If the soulmate journey or love could be expressed in a song, one lyric, a couple of beats it is in this for me:
“never keep your eyelids clipped, and hold me for the pops and clicks”
So often we throw each other away if our pops and clicks, or errors and injuries are not to the others taste. But damn imagine if we held each other for the pops and clicks? No judgement, just warm holding through our errors and strife.
This song helps me think of our God
If ever a song depicted the misery and awful after affects of engaging in a co-dependent relationship it is this for me: (I told you strictly misery!! You better not be smiling!)
This song also highlights the desperation I feel all smothered suffocated and engulfed children feel at their parent who creates enmeshment or covert or overt incest.
Music & Storytelling
Thalia Skopellos and Nicoleta Marangou
Storytelling & Writing
Art & Ceramics