Thing A Week #19 – Sea Glass

To be honest, I’d almost forgotten about this song when it came time to do this series! I remember writing this back in December right before I got sick, and it really stunk that I couldn’t practice this song due to my sore throat! Sea glass was a random phrase I had in my hook book and I thought it would be an awesome title of a song, and I began thinking about resilience. This idea that you can take something that was broken and make it beautiful, just like sea glass. Sea glass is really nothing more than shards of broken objects that have fallen into the ocean and tumbled on the waves so much that they become frosted and smooth, worn from the waves and salt.

So all of the things you’ve gone through have made you who you are. Looking at a piece of sea glass, you’re holding a piece of history. And I love that. I loved that image so much that I had to write a song about it.

Even more, I wanted to do a rolling piano line under me, having it constantly moving, or at least, moving as much as possible, wanting my piano to be more than just my accompaniment. I wanted it to be like the ocean, always moving and rolling anything that falls into it.

I don’t talk about it much but I’ve been through a lot. Even now, I deal with bouts of depression and self-doubt, and I know I always will. But it’s a part of me and I’m not ashamed of it. I don’t think anyone should be.

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