Quotes: The Sorrowful Mysteries

"One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true

Loss and a Woman’s Voice

...the best instrument for the music of loss, which is the best of all music, is a woman's voice. -Rick Moody (in On Celestial Music pg. 71) An Armenian woman (Nelly Gasparyan) singing "Lord have mercy" in an abandoned cathedral in eastern Turkey. https://youtu.be/UAT_ncnhqJQ John Tavener setting of "The Jesus Prayer" written for Bjork https://youtu.be/eY0X2ov0tzc