I have to tell you I am firmly in the “I’d-rather-laugh-than-cry” camp. You may not be, and that’s a-ok and perfectly understandable.
It took me more than two years before I could even think about joking about being a widow because it seemed so horribly offensive to my husband and our circumstances. However, I am now to the point where laughter is my coping mechanism (although I confess to worrying people will take it the wrong way).
So with all that out of the way, hopefully you will not think me too flippant when I say it seems like widows should have a theme song. One like…
Although not actually a full song, I regularly find myself channeling my inner Princess Vespa..
But I think my favorite has to be this one. Just the right amount of angst, guitar and drums:
I know, I know. These songs are really about break-ups and heartaches of the less permanent kind, but they’ll have to do for my purposes. For whatever reason, life seems a bit more bearable with a soundtrack running in the background.
What do you think?