I’m sure we’ve all had our hearts broken at some point; Suffered a blow so shocking that it felt like someone took the breath right out of your chest. That moment that everything you dread comes crashing in all at once, and you feel sick, because no matter how hard you try to make sense of it, you can’t. Some things just can’t be made sense of in this lifetime. Today I heard some extremely sad news. A fellow artist, who I know only well enough to know she is a kind person, who is working extremely hard, lost someone dear to her today. Someone who she never would have expected to lose, her 30 year old boyfriend. And with his passing, comes the loss of a dear friend to many other people I know. When I heard the news, my heart literally broke for her, and I got on my knees, and said a tearful prayer for her. I know what it’s like to suffer serious loss, and I know that this is the most devastating kind of loss. It was totally unexpected, and unexplained, and there is nothing that any of us can do to change it. Wow. To wrap your head, and heart around that, is just not possible.
The music business is a hard business. It means dealing with a lot of rejection, working really hard, not having a lot of time to connect with people, and it can be very lonely. The are only a few things that we can truly cling to in this business; our faith, the belief that what we are doing and the music we are making is worth something, is our calling, and can make a difference, and last, but of huge importance, the people we love who are close to us, believe in us, and make the journey easier. Today, a fellow artist lost one of her rocks, her partner, friend, and love. Please pray for her, as well as his family and other friends. I know that prayers can truly bring comfort and healing. And please, as you continue through this week, remember the ones you love, your family, friends, and lovers. Take the time to call the people you haven’t spoken to in a while. Cherish this moment, and be grateful for every second you have. Lets honor his life in this way. I love you all, and am grateful for your support.