“You took it all, but I’m still breathing.”-Sia, “Alive,” This is Acting
After I lost my mother, I started driving from home to work (Richmond, VA to Washington, DC) instead of taking the train. I found driving and listening to music very therapeutic. I would put on my Pandora radio and still as loudly and as vivaciously as I could while driving.
About a year after my loss, when I was living and working in DC, I drove to work (even though the metro would have been easier) so I could have music and sing without a care. Sia’s album This Is Acting was released that year and my Pandora station began playing “Alive” by Sia. I downloaded the album so I could play the song whenever I wanted in my car and at home. It became an anthem for my healing.
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