Below are the selections that make up the “Kind To Your Heart” playlist, a 40-minute mix of songs and instrumentals. The song’s lyrics give voice to the emotional challenges of caregiving. They also spell out the courage and profound love that flows amid the turbulence and messy outcomes. The instrumentals offer a meditative transition between the songs, a space to exhale and let go, and to remember the bigger story that surrounds even the most difficult moments…
Can’t Go Back Now—The Weepies—A fitting opening in which transformational harmonies capture the courage of going on matter what. The official music video is a but with its puppet animation, but The Weepies’ harmony rise above the visual and resonate with the exhausted heat, bringing solace and comfort. Here is the music video.
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, Second Movement, Mozart—The bittersweet melodic tension of love and loss as only Mozart can create.
Closer to Fine—Indigo Girls—We all get lost and we all keep looking for answers.
Steal Away—Charlie Haden & Hank Jones—The haunting, familiar spiritual with jazz phrasing.
This Too Shall Pass—Tyler Stenson—An indie gem that could easily be an anthem for caregiving.
Scherzino Mexicano—Manuel Ponce—A stunning light step that reminds life is never one thing.
In the Middle—Lily & Madeleine—A melodic, grounding gem that softens the heart.
Air Ecossais, Op. 34—Sarasate—A grand procession of violin and piano that mobilizes dignity and fortitude.
Send Me On My Way—Rusted Root—A fitting ending with a live, foot tapping tribute to send you on your way.