I have this rule about sad songs. Instead of skipping over them, I allow myself to feel whatever emotion gets dragged up for the entirety of the song and then I put the feeling away again. I really think that philosophy comes from how much I love this song. It is one that has been with me my entire life. Whenever I feel completely overwhelmed with life I’ll grab the big noise canceling headphones and put this song on. I sing along, mope about, cry whatever I need to do to let the emotion out. When the song is done, I wipe away the tears and move on with my life. This philosophy has spread over time to include songs that remind me of specific things. I owe so much of my emotional health to this practice. So, thanks to the Beatles for writing this tune all that time ago. It’s made such a difference in my life.
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