There are things in life we swear up and down we’ll never be able to live through. Yet here we are. Still breathing. Still living. The things that we think will kill us are usually the things that strengthen us. My sensitivity has only heightened lately and the more I endure, I find the worse it gets. But I’m still here. As Garbage says, “the trick is to keep breathing.”
These 18 songs make up a lifetime of hurt in under two hours yet their messages are stronger than death. It’s about diving into dangerous territory and emerging scarred and ready for whatever comes next, despite the pity party we hold for ourselves in the aftermath. There’s nothing wrong with being human. There’s nothing wrong with feeling too much. Just never shut down. This has been my biggest struggle lately as everything is starting to become too much for me to handle. But then I remember Shirley Manson’s words and I’m able to hold on again.
I can live through this. You can too. Hang in there. <3