Life is made of important markers whether it is starting school, getting married, having children, starting a new job, or retirement. Then there are other markers that are not as exciting but are painful in many cases. Diagnosis of a serious illness, starting therapies, and losing a life partner are all markers that make up the big journey.
Each stage in life can be exciting as well as challenging. Many heroes in history have written songs or poetry while experiencing pain and sorrow. If you can sing songs to the wind, to the storm, or to the fiery furnace in front of you, you can experience a special feeling of calm and comfort. Our sweetest songs are those that come out from the painful experiences of life.
In Song in the Night, author Mathew Philip reflects on his life and the life of friends and family members who shared their experiences. He tells how writing songs and singing them have a unique way of strengthening our spirits and souls during transitional times.