As I’m sure it was for many of you, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks has been nothing short of an emotional roller-coaster for me. Beginning on the night before, I actually made repeated attempts to find the words to express my feelings in a post, but I gave up as I felt myself beginning the dark slide into a depressive state, deciding finally that the best thing would be for me to preserve my sanity by keeping my peace. Or at least what passes for peace and sanity for me on a day like that.
So, other than the reblog I did earlier, and commenting on the excellent 9/11 posts by Pied Type, A Frank Angle, and LadyBlueRose’s Thoughts, I just watched a lot of TV – skipping, of course, all the 9/11 coverage. And it was during this time, while watching a rerun of the His Red Right Hand episode of The Mentalist, that I heard a song that seems to capture my mood so well. It’s called “Darkening Sky” and it’s by another talented (yet unknown to me) artist: Peter Bradley Adams.
The weird this is that I found three very nice videos for the song on YouTube. There’s an excellent “lyrics on screen” version – you know how much I love those. There’s a version filled with gut-wrenching “Red John” scenes from The Mentalist – which is, after all, where my search for this song began. And then there’s the version I’ve decided to post here, filled with heartbreaking imagery from the movie The Lookout:
Well, having gotten the full “therapeutic” effect I’d hoped for from putting this post together, I’d like to close on a lighter note by providing some “insight” into what it took to find the stuff in it. I started out with this search: “oh come with me forever my love,” and ended up with this one: “darkening sky.” Note the results for the Darkening Sky movie and the Martha Stewart Living “Darkening Sky” Interior Paint!
I want ice water.
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