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Capture Your Grief Day 9: Music


Capture your grief day 9 - Music

The soundtrack of my daily life has had a contemporary Christian spin lately. Mostly, though there aren’t any specific songs that bring John Blaise & Alexander to my mind.

Rather, the music that has been making me think of my tiny boys is more… organic.

In memory of Alexander, friends from church gave our family a beautiful engraved wind chime. The tone is so rich and lovely. And with the windy fall days we have been having lately, it has been singing to me often.

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  1. Aaron L Aaron L
    October 10, 2013    

    I love (life) you, Julie.
    I should be preparing to sleep, but I would like to share, too.
    I am so glad that I have songs that remind me of two of my nephews. Specifically, when I hear “Swim” by Jack’s Mannequin, I think of John Blaise; Audrey Assad’s “Everything is Yours” reminds me of Alexander.

  2. October 10, 2013    

    What an inspiring gift – wind chimes. I’ve always liked them and now I’ll have a new appreciation for them. May you have plenty of windy singing days as we head into Autumn.

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torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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