So not fair of me to elude to something "upsetting" without more information. I am sorry. I should have checked back to see the nature of your comments. My family and loved ones are fine (thanks for the shift in perspective.) I did learn of a change that is very sad for me and I will tell you more soon. In the meantime, go here and listen to track #3, called Hope.
When I came upstairs after work yesterday, Clark was playing this song on the piano — he was even singing! I stopped and listened and then read the words and it totally struck a chord with me. We popped my ipod into our little kitchen dock and listened over and over, as I was making dinner. I've said before that I love Jack Johnson music. I love to experience a song I've heard many times in a new way — discovering a message that I need at a particular moment.
Here are some of the words that jumped out at me.
*Life sometimes* lifts you up and other times it lets you down. It will defeat you and then teach you to get back up … after it takes away things that you learn to love. *Life* will teach you to love what you're afraid of …
(and this is the best part)
… but you don't always have to hold your head higher than your heart.
I needed permission to just feel really sad and cry and then try and put it all back into perspective and this song was a tender mercy for me yesterday.
Life is good.