15 Sept 2017 Hurt – Johnny Cash speaking to us now….”Make Me Light” (drawing)

Hello to you in your here and now.  It’s 11:32 am on this Friday morning as I write to you.  I will be honest, I’m sad this morning.  So many people I know and those I don’t hurting in ways almost too much for any body, any spirit to contain in flesh.  My friend asked me yesterday to do one of my chalk drawings to honor a dear friend of hers that has broke free of her mortal coil.  So this morning I went outside and started humming a very sad lullaby and felt myself overcome with tears for this beautiful mother who left behind two beautiful little children.  Before I began the drawing the message I heard was, “Make me light.”  I didn’t know her, I don’t know her children but I do know the feeling of missing your Mom whether she be living or dead.

I have said before that there is no earthly comfort for pains of the spirit….I  call it the “This.”  The “This” is that feeling you get when you just want to, but can’t,  climb out of your mortal coil to get relief from emotional and spiritual pain.  The void that gets made inside of us when someone dies can feel be so huge!    I’ve always said that spiritual and emotional pain is far greater than any burn or cut on the physical flesh.

“It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. The wounds remain. Time – the mind, protecting its sanity – covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy”
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15 Sept 2017 – my drawing this morning….”Make Me Light.”

So today I found Johnny Cash’s song Hurt to be comforting and this lovely Lullaby.  Of all the balms I’ve tried to treat spiritual and emotional pain with through the years….music is one of the greatest physicians.   I hope if you are hurting today and have come to my blog intentionally or by accident, that you find some comfort here.

Johnny Cash – Hurt (Official Video) HD

Hurt

Johnny Cash

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar’s chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

Songwriters: Trent Reznor

Hurt lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd

Sleepsong ~ Lullaby from a Secret Garden

 

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4 comments on “15 Sept 2017 Hurt – Johnny Cash speaking to us now….”Make Me Light” (drawing)

  1. your drawing can speak and you did it with your heart and not just with your hands… I totally agree with the quote the time can put a cover over wounds… but even a small wind can blow it away and the wounds are still there…

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