There are only two weeks until the release of Darkwater: A Pastor’s Memoir of Depression and Faith. I’m spending these days sharing some questions with you related to themes in the book. I invite you to answer in the comment section!
One of the minor themes in the book Darkwater is music. (And much of that music is, as you might guess, minor.) In several chapters, I talk about songs and music that moved me very deeply, from “Learning to Fly” by Pink Floyd to “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand” by Primitive Radio Gods. From “Persona” by Blue Man Group to “Bless the Lord” from Godspell. Especially in my teens and twenties, I was obsessed with music. Music had the ability to tell my story in a way I couldn’t myself. It had the ability to deepen or change my mood. As I wrote twenty-six years ago, “The Barenaked Ladies can write my songs, but there’s nobody out there to right my wrongs.” Or, as I wrote in Darkwater:
The song ate through my heart like an acid corroding metal. It washed over me and through me, the words and beats and notes and harmonies filling my lungs with each breath and entering every cell. My soul danced.Darkwater, chapter 15
What songs have touched you in deep ways over the years, affecting your mood and your outlook on life? Please answer below!