Saturday, January 7, 2012

These times are hard, but they will pass...




Powerful. Amazing. Inspiring.
These are words that come to mind when I watch SafetySuit's new music video for These Times. I am honored to be a part of this artistic expression of what it means to go through a tough time, & recognizing that it will pass. Young or old, we all have those moments.

The band turned to their fans & asked us to create video footage of ourselves holding up a sign expressing our "tough time". I debated on how personal I wanted to go, but I found my experience in creating my video to be very therapeutic. When you watch the video & see my bit (I'm right around 3:02) you'll see that I mention losing my mom to cancer. Though it happened over 8 years ago, some times it still feels like it happened yesterday. Through this experience I realized how far I have come in those 8 years, and what I never thought I'd be able to say, I can finally say it now.... I will be OK.

Thank you SafetySuit for allowing me to be a part of this & thank you for creating music that has inspired me more than you know.

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24 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this video and your story. I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose my mom. It's painful to even try. The song and video are both very inspiring and just what I needed. Thank you so much.

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  2. ***HUGE*** hug.  Immensely huge.  I lost both my second parents to it, and now my mom is undergoing testing.  How beautiful and amazing are you for sharing this?  Love & respect to you!

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  3. This is by far one of the most awesome things in the WORLD for the biggest SafetySuit fan ever!! So thrilled for you and I can't wait to see you on VH1 :)

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  4. Oh wow. That was an AMAZING video. Wow.

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  5. 1. Safetysuit is pretty amazing. It's super rad to invite their fans to be a part of this experience.
    2. YOU ARE AMAZING. Thank you for sharing. <3

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  6. I'm all choked up now. Thanks so much for posting this!

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  7. Reading with MartinisFebruary 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Thank you for sharing, G!

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  8. I was doing alright until you showed up in it. Now I'm crying. *hugs*

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  9. So very beautiful. *cries some more*

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  10. Love you, G. Thanks for sharing this video and your experience in the video. Like I told you, I just bawled and bawled. So much love.

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  11. Ahhh.  Thanks for sharing.  I got quite weepy watching the video.  Very powerful song and video, and you're awesome for having the courage to participate.

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  12. I Read Banned BooksFebruary 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Beautiful song! I'm happy you were featured, but not under the circumstances. Heart you! 

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  13. I think your goals are great. I'm challenging myself to read more this year and to keep a journal while doing so. I haven't set a "set" amount, but I hope to clear a lot of my tbr piles. Good luck!!

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  14. I needed this today. Thank you.

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  15. The video turned out AMAZING! Such a great, uplifting song. So happy you got to be a part of it, Ginger! :) *hugs*

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  16. Ginger, thank you for sharing this with us. I am thrilled for you that you were a part of such a powerful thing.

    I am glad you posted this today, this song is exactly what I need right now. I also just fwd your link toa friend who recently lost her dad ad who I think could use this.

    Jac @ for love ad books

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  17. Thank you for sharing that Ginger- what a powerful song and video!

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  18. What a POWERFUL song!! I am so downloading this! *wipes tears* Ginger that is so incredibly awesome you were featured in their video! Huge hugs to you for doing what you did!! You're amazing!! 

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  19. Gah, reading this post makes me weepy! :( you are one tough woman and have a great support team around you. :) they did such an amazing job (and I so noticd your SafteySuit shirt when your sign flipped)!

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  20. This song is very heart-breaking. 
    Personally, I want to be a doctor that will focus on Cancer that's why I'm taking a pre-med course next year. Even though I haven't lost anybody in my family to Cancer, I can still feel the pain of those who did, especially the ones who have cancer. 

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  21. I'm not sure what to say - the song was amazing and the video made me love it even more. The message is just so poignant - it gave me shivers. 

    Thank you for sharing. 

    I can imagine that it was quite a hard thing to write down, my best friend died at only 18 in a car crash 10 years ago and it took me a long time to say that...I will be OK.

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  22. Wow! What a beautiful song and a poignant video.

    I have to admit that I'd never heard of SafetySuit before, until I started reading your blog a couple of months ago that is. Whether that's because I'm in the UK or whether it's just because I'd never come across them before, I don't know, either way though I'm definitely going to have to download some of their music. If the rest of their tunes are anything like the one featured above I feel a new fan being born!

    Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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  23. Natalie @ Mindful MusingsFebruary 1, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Oh my god, Ginger. This is BEAUTIFUL. While I've always had a casual liking for SafetySuit, this just turned it into a love. Seriously, I CRIED!!! It's 1:15 in the morning and I'm sitting at my computer CRYING because this video was so heartbreaking and beautiful. Sniff. Time to go watch something happy now...

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  24. Not available in Germany! o_o I was so looking forward to this video since you wrote about it a while back. Do you have another link to a platform that is NOT Youtube? *sniffs*

    I suppose since it is a private thing I shouldn't say anything, but.. I'm very sorry for your loss. I think it is amazing to see you here, one of the rare positive people, actually, and I really had to cry when I read this post, because my mom is quite sick, and I don't have the slightest how I would survive the loss. So thank you for sharing your experiences and SafetySuit's music with the rest of us!

    All my best,
    Patricia

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