E’s song of the day
May 25, 2010
Break-ups are hard. When two people have spent enough time together to justify a break-up, it means something unique, shared by two people is ending. Making that transition can be scary. Who will ever love me again?” we ask ourselves. “How can I possibly find something as special as the connection I was so optimistic about at first?” As we age, however, we learn that life is a series of cyclic processes and, hence, as long as we continue to participate in the world as social beings, our odds are actually not too horrible. The problem is obviously overcoming those fears and doubts that make us insecure about opening up to others. I had a very recent break-up that was tough on me for a variety of reasons (which I won’t get into too specifically here). I guess the best that one can hope for from a break-up is the ability to recognize that the end of a relationship is not in any way an invalidation of one’s own self worth. Obviously this is easier said than done, but in a perfect world…
Today’s jam is actually one that was on my queue weeks ago because I simply like the song, but seems justifiably fitting today. The line “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end” seems particularly inspirational in times such as these. Semisonic – Closing Time….