I have this rule about sad songs.  Instead of skipping over them, I allow myself to feel whatever emotion gets dragged up for the entirety of the song and then I put the feeling away again.  I really think that philosophy comes from how much I love this song.  It is one that has been with me my entire life.  Whenever I feel completely overwhelmed with life I’ll grab the big noise cancelling headphones and put this song on.  I sing along, mope about, cry whatever I need to do to let the emotion out.  When the song is done, I wipe away the tears and move on with my life.  This philosophy has spread over time to include songs that remind me of specific things.  I owe so much of my emotional health to this practice.  So, thanks to the Beatles for writing this tune all that time ago.  It’s made such a difference in my life.

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