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Music Therapy for Writers


Back in January of 2012, I published a post called Must Writers Suffer Melancholy, Anguish, and Depression?

In that post, I said:

“Being a creative writer seems to me to be one of the weirdest professions on the planet.

“Catering to imaginary characters who may seem more real than the folks next door can bring certain challenges.

“Many writers have faced suffering so debilitating they wanted to die—some have clung to suicide as their only solution

“Does it have to be this way?

“Why would creating stories be so rife with mental and emotional distress?”

I’ll let you click the link to that post to watch the video that answers that last question :-)

But, in case you’re a writer and in case you’re having mental or emotional distress, watch these two videos and call me in the morning :-)

BIG EDIT:

After publishing this post and listening to the videos again, I got to cruising YouTube and re-discovered a video that makes me, this writer, very happy, with, usually, Tears of Joy—and, I don’t even know the “meanings” of the words… But, I get the Meaning:


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10 responses to “Music Therapy for Writers

  1. Wendell A. Brown May 27, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I really loved the message in your post today…god bless you my friend!

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  2. penpusherpen May 27, 2013 at 5:18 am

    I watched all three videos, Alexander.. Elizabeth Gilbert talked a good talk.. and I found myself totally absorbed in what she had to say… makes good sense to me, ‘genius’ or ‘Dobby’ wise.. for sometimes I get a ‘handle’ a first line… and build up from there, but woe betide if I can’t write the thought down, or it’s gone, forever… The songs were very uplifting, .. had my toe’s tapping… Hope the suns shining where you are.. xPenx…

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  3. Barbara Blackcinder May 27, 2013 at 7:44 am

    ah the unity of music.., if only it would spread outside of the artist’s realm.

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  4. Barbara Blackcinder May 27, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Take a little music
    Sing it to a friend
    Let others over hear it
    And the love that it will send

    Put your hands together
    Clap them to a beat
    Stand there in the roadway
    And give the world a seat

    Let peace be your lyric
    Allow it to spread wide
    Show the joyous moments
    There’s nothing there to hide

    Bring the world together
    Sing a concert for us all
    Rid us of animosities
    And together we won’t fall.

    Barbara Blackcinder

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  5. Alexander M Zoltai May 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Woah!!!, Barb :-) AwesomeSauce !
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    Hey folks, go on over to Barbara Blackcinder’s Blog for more of her poetry

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  6. Jane Watson May 29, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Well I am glad I re-visited this blog tonight:-) Because I find here another wonderful music video added after my first visit and… a fabulous poem celebrating the joy and unifying magic of song by Barbara! Not just awesome sauce but awesome lyrics and beat Barb! ;-)

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