I'm learning to love myself, I spent years in wallowing in depression and learning to cope with an easting disorder, and thoughts of killing myself. I mean, the depression is still there but I'm a semi healthy eater and the thoughts of dying are now more of a joke, I am a mother, a wife, and I am stronger then those things.
Which are your favourite music performers/composers? How did they move you?
Richard Marx, "Old Nebraska Town." Not the only song of his that got me, but this one has a story.
I related to the story, of living in a small midwest town and not fitting in. Didn't pick up on the racism undertone. My time as a white outgroup member was enough to relate. It seemed sad, and I rather enjoyed the bluesy bit of it. So one day I was listening to this story of a man who was accused of killing his only friend/girlfriend, expecting to feel depressed and a little intimidated, and wallow in weltzschmerz.
When all of a sudden it hit me like a rock through the window, as I was busy imagining myself trapped again in that 'old Nebraska Town.' The name of the woman that liked him... was Mary. The very woman that I was desperately (and not a little bit to people's distaste) in love with, was Mary.
I freaked out, threw down the radio and suppressed the urge to go pack and run away. ;-)