“He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you. It’s just nice, I guess. Knowing that someone else can put into words what I feel. That there are people who have been through things worse than I have, and they come out on the other side okay. Not only that, but they made some kind of twisted, fucked-up sense of the completely senseless. They made it mean something. These songs tell me I’m not alone. If you look at it at that way, music… music can see you through anything.”
I love music. I love listening to a song that I can lose myself in. To completely connect with the lyrics, the instrumentals, the feelings, the music. For just a few minutes feel as if there is someone who fully understands me and what I am feeling. I think that this is the same reason I love quotes. In music and quotes I feel as is someone was able to put into words what I feel, even if I can’t.
“There is so much beauty in just existing. In being alive. I don’t want to miss a second.”
This book is about the journey of a young girl who is trying to make sense of her sister’s unexpected suicide. In connecting with the book, I couldn’t help but also be reminded by the song Life is Beautiful by Sixx A.M. In both the song and the book, the idea that it is when you are at your worst that you are able to appreciate life.