It’s been my habit, from a very early age, to focus most of my attentions on music that was slightly melancholy. Not sure why. Maybe I like minor keys. Maybe all the happy songs were about sappy romances, which I’ve never been interested in. Maybe I’m just morbid. The songs don’t make me sad when I listen to them, really. I just like them.
Sometimes, though, the world is a touch more awful than usual, and I just want to listen to something upbeat and happy. I made a music playlist for just such an occasion, and thought I’d share it here.
The most recent addition to the playlist is “Invincible” by David Archuleta, which came out last week.
Invincible is, despite its title, about not being invincible. It’s about going through hard times without allowing yourself to become hard.
We live in what future historians will likely call an “interesting time”. There are so many changes going on, so much conflict. But there are a lot of good things too, and remembering that, as the song suggests, is its own type of strength.