April 28, 2020

COVID19 Music For A Loss

Hello Everyone,

      I hope you are doing well and staying safe.  Thank you all for the wonderful and supportive feedback you have given for our last playlist of inspirational songs to help cope with COVID19.  The guys in my men's group were so happy to hear that it was helpful.  During the time since we created that playlist, our group has been hit pretty hard by COVID19.  Several of the guys experienced the loss of a loved one who had COVID19, while several others learned that a family member had been diagnosed.  One of the guys revealed during our last meeting that he had been diagnosed as well a day before we had our virtual session.  This last piece of news hit the group a little bit closer to home as you can imagine.  It was not helped by the fact that he has several pre-existing health conditions and is at higher risk of not surviving.
      Given the sudden flood of negative news, we decided to create another playlist of songs to help cope with the loss of a loved one, or the possibility of future loss.  This time we agreed as a group to choose a word to represent our collective feeling and base our song choices on the thoughts and feelings inspired by that word.  The guys chose:
The songs on this list reflect their musical image of comfort during difficult times.  There is no correct order to play them in.  They sincerely hope that these songs may help you too in some way.  As always feedback is appreciated.  Thank you.

To Build A Home-The Cinematic Orchestra
Lazarus-Porcupine Tree
Afterlife-Arcade Fire
Staralfur-Sigur Ros
Njosnavelin-Sigur Ros
Your Hand In Mine-Explosions In The Sky
I Am A Rock-Simon And Garfunkel
Knocking On Heaven's Door-Bob Dylan
Tears In Heaven-Eric Clapton
Down To The River To Pray-Allison Krauss and Union Station
Dust In The Wind-Kansas
How Can I Help You To Say Goodbye-Patty Loveless
Strangest Thing-The War On Drugs
The Promise-Tracy Chapman


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