This is a song about secrets. The secrets we keep from ourselves and others that have a way of coming to the surface when we connect deeply- with ourselves, our hearts, each other. I recently had the experience of being hit by a sleeper wave of sorrow as I explore old wounds for the first time. At first I protected my heart with anger. I'm not proud of that but it's true. A friend suggested- maybe the other side of that anger is pain. But when I let myself feel deep sorrow, I discovered that on the other side of sadness is joy. A sweet, gentle, unexpected joy as my heart thanked me for listening to her purely, without the masks of anger, false bravado, distraction, escape.
Of course, I've experienced this transformation from sadness to joy for years through songwriting and music. The art of taking an emotion and translating it into song, and then feeling the pure joy of creativity and musical expression no matter what the original source of feeling, has long been the driving force of my life, my heart, my path.
It was nice to experience it through pure emotion though, without creating a song around my experience. Just feeling. I realized- Oh! That's why Sad Songs make us Happy!
I hope you enjoy this share. Don't hesitate to reach out with your stories, songs, and creative musings.