Sara Bareilles is one of my very favorite artists. She writes songs that speak to me on various levels. Pain. Hurt. Happiness. Courage. Bravery. Fear. Love. Her words are honest at any given moment for whatever my state of mind may be. I love that about music in general and her music especially. If I need to explore an emotion, a feeling, or just be…I can listen to her and something will click inside me.
Music has power over me, be it with words and lyrics or classical music without.
Her latest song, Brave, is something I’ve needed to hear for a long, long time. It’s permission, whether needed or not, to speak up. It’s a nudge and it’s something more and more of us need. We hide behind politically correct. We hide behind fear of what someone else may think. We hide behind who’s feelings may or may not be hurt. Well, in light of that, what about my feelings, or your feelings? We all have the right to say the words we need to say. Staying silent in order to spare others or ourselves from the unpleasantness of reality isn’t and doesn’t do anyone any good.
Meanness is not what I’m speaking of. But honesty, is.
As Sara says in this song, How big is your Brave?
Have a great Monday.