Really Great Very Sad Music
Call me crazy, but when I want to be sad or have to be sad, (because of the loss of someone or a huge life disappointment) I need really sad music. You might say, when I want to lament, I like to go all the way. Why should we fight our natural emotional tendency to be sad when it’s appropriate? One of the things that helps me the most is great sad music.
My recent discovery in this unusual genre of sad music (try searching for it on Deezer or Pandora!) is the main theme from THE REVENANT soundtrack. It is oh so sad! And this particular version on Youtube extends it out for you for a full hour.
This kind of music goes well with the chapter on LAMENTING from the book PRAY LIKE A GOURMET, where I try to describe in detail some of the ways I lament as well as I can, when I need to. To hint at one of the ideas, when you really need to mourn the loss of someone, play this hour long sad song while you do art (painting, drawing, writing, dancing) to express your profound sadness. It is actually very good for your soul!
QUESTION: Do you know of other really great very sad music????