Aside from the unmatched love and support of the amazing people I'm lucky enough to have in my life, my biggest source of comfort this week was music - specifically, these three songs I'm going to share today:
1. Tender, Blur
Marc discovered this via the Benedict Cumberbatch show Patrick Melrose, which I haven't seen but have heard is great. It's long and it's an interesting combination of soothingly repetitive but also lyrically jam-packed. It's a song that heartens me and cheers me up without being aggressive about it.
2. Anthem, Perla Batalla & Julie Christenson
Like my all-time love Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen's brilliant songs often shine brighter when covered by other artists. In this case, his unparalleled and beautiful Anthem is given an unparalleled and beautiful cover by two incredible female vocalists. The harmonies are stirring, the lyrics are as resonant and gorgeous as ever, and it's a perfect sad-happy-inspiring song.
3. Come On Up To The House, Tom Waits