End with the Beginning | Acceptance Playlist

Breathe and move. It takes courage to take that first step back in to the world and face it once again. The person could feel like retreating to the shadows, where it has been familiar. One must fight not to be hooked and reeled in. A living death waits in that valley. The past is…

The Way Out | Testing Playlist

Had enough? Sooner or later, it will dawn on the depressed that there are things that have changed and cannot be turned back. Sometimes, some of them will act on it. They will have no more of the pain and the hurt. They will walk away. The move may not instantaneous nor an overnight success;…

From the Valley | Depression Playlist

Here is the descent into darkness. Depression is likened to a valley, a wide and spacious trap where so many never found their escape. And their voices from below are carried on the wind, heard by those climbing the mountains and hills. The echoes beckon to listeners, like sirens with their ceaseless songs of sorrow….

The Seemingly Impossible | Bargaining Playlist

Beggars can’t be choosers. And yet, when we plead, we could promise almost everything, even those that are beyond our reach. We feel almost powerful and confident to guarantee the seemingly impossible. Desperation really can make us fetch stars, shoot moons, and blot out suns. Angels or devils – Dishwalla If I was to give…

Raw Tragedy | Anger Playlist

Pain talks and wounds speak. Anger is said to be one of the rawest emotions that each earthly creature—both mortal and supernatural—has. And while it is difficult to tame, the tragedy from which it is born from brings out rich songs and poems. Bitter – Jill Sobule I could sneer, I could glare say that…

Suspended Until further Notice | Shock and Denial Playlist

The axe has fallen. And whenever it happens, expect various reactions ranging from the stupefied to the enraged. And sometimes it’s a work of fiction come to life. Disbelief suspended until further notice. Blindsided – Bon Iver I cup the window I’m crippled and slow for the agony I’d rather know ‘Cause blinded, I am…

Begin with the End | Loss and Rejection Playlist

I was looking for new music just last week. Guess there were more brokenhearted people at the time I was searching so I ended up with a lot of sad-sounding songs. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. So I thought of mixing the new tunes with the old ones and I just discovered that I…

23 About Me | Daily Prompt: Mix Tape Masterpiece

You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song. I actually have done this at least three times. When I did this the first time, I thought that introductions online and in person could only say so much since there’s…