Sometimes it seems like those who sing the most beautiful songs are the ones who had to fight the hardest to find their voice. Perhaps that’s why their songs are so hauntingly beautiful; they are filled not only with the love of now but also the tortured longing of yesterday. There are layers to their music, each one representing a part of the struggle they endured while learning how to sing. And maybe we need to hear those songs; maybe when those people sing they give us hope that, no matter what, the one thing that can’t be forever silenced is the sound of a person’s soul.
©2015 Cristen Rodgers