It is good to feel, even when it feels bad

There are words that relieve, and you feel less alone. There are tones, sounds, that resonate and go deep into your heart to let some sort of treasure there. There are people very loved even if you don’t know them personally.

He makes poetry out of those things that I don’t dare to say, and he taught me that it is good to feel, even when it feels bad. He simply put into words those emotions so difficult to express, to describe, to understand.

You left when I told you I was curious
I never said that I was brave
(So Long Marianne)

He sings the truth.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an exception.
(Chelsea Hotel)

He reminds me very sweet moments.

It’s not because I’m old
It’s not because I’m dead
I always liked it slow
That’s what my momma said

And his songs relate to people that had been important in my life.

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
Through the graves the wind is blowing,
Freedom soon will come;
Then we’ll come from the shadows.
(The Partisan)

He is good when it comes to depression.

Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.
(Bird on Wire)

He had a powerful voice which expresses more than any other.

The lemon trees blossom
The almond trees whither
Was I ever someone
Who could love you forever
(Did I ever love you)

He did not know of my existence, but he was one of the loves of my life.

It’s time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again
(So Long Marianne)

Thanks for the inspiration, Leonard.


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