“A Walk to Remember”

Day 71: “Listen to the full soundtrack of “A Walk to Remember”, then pick your favorite song from the said album and write about it.”

As soon as I saw the list of music on “A Walk to Remember” I knew which songs were my favourites “I Dare You To Move” and “Learning to Breathe” from Switchfoot. I knew both songs from a long time ago. I guess it is about 20 years ago. Time does fly, even when you are not having fun.

I feel that my whole life is about learning to breathe. I feel like I fall down everyday, then the self-condemnation settles inside my soul. My head tells me that others are judging me and I feel hated by myself and anyone near me. I am never sure of anything anymore. I cannot be loved because I am not worthy of love from others.

Oftentimes, I have to tell myself to breathe. I don’t breathe enough just as I don’t drink enough water. I smother myself daily in disappointments, memories of failed experiences, and a love I never had from another human. I am trapped inside of myself. I can hear and see everything, but I am not a part of anything. I am alone.

That I’m learning to breathe
I’m learning to crawl
I’m finding that you and you alone can break my fall
I’m living again
Awake and alive
I’m dying to breathe in these abundant skies

Hello, good morning, how’ve you been?
Yesterday left my head kicked in
I never, never thought that
I’ve would fall like that
Never knew that I could hurt this bad

Both songs are similar to me, as if they are telling a story of one person’s journey. Once you breathe, you go to move on as if today never happened.

Excerpt From: Scott Green. “397 Journal Writing Prompts & Ideas.” Apple Books.

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