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Daily Post: Cue the Violins (10 Days Late)

If your life were a movie, what would its soundtrack be like? What songs, instrumental pieces, and other sound effects would be featured on the official soundtrack album? —

Oh dear, friends. This is a terrible question. I think that, like any dramatic movie, there would be high moments and low moments which would be necessarily mirrored in the accompanying music. I would like there to be a lot of really emotive strings, frequently soaring in minor keys to contribute to the sense that something is off in my mind, even when externally everything seems to be fine. The tragic suicide of my brother would probably alternate in crashing, discordant chaos between the low strings, the upper brass and the wind instruments and utter, cacophonous and decaying silence… just like my head was. It would be disorienting and painful and traumatic, just like the event was. But I think that, over time, the music would progressively fall into more casual, melodic and harmonious patterns as I began to get my shit together and, hopefully, end up in very pleasant, upbeat whimsicalness as things in my life became acceptable and even, dare I say it, functional.



I am a Writing and Publishing graduate student at Emerson College. I studied English and Linguistics in my undergraduate career, as well as a little bit of philosophy and four other languages (somewhat superficially). I am interested in language and how we use it culturally, as well as a vast collection of current sociopolitical issues, including race, sex, and gender, and the ways that those issues intersect each other.

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