This is the most heart-wrenching playlist I have ever posted. An article I stumbled upon two years ago in the Washington Post highlighted the emergence of the playlist as the next wave in music and references the Gartner study on the subject.
But is was one particular playlist mentioned that really grabbed me.
The article introduced me to Justine Saylors who lost her beautiful 14-year old son Lance to cancer. She turned to the playlist as a way to help her cope with what is the most difficult thing we can face as human beings, the loss of a child. Her playlists also provided a way for her to connect with others.
As you listen to the songs in this playlist and read Lance's memoriam on Caringbridge.org you may find yourself overcome with emotion to the point of tears. Every song, whether you like them or not, is magnified 100 times by the context in which the list was put together. Each one takes on new meaning and becomes a powerful force.
This is the power of the playlist at it's very best.
Justine Saylor's first playlist for her son Lance after his passing
14. Only Time - Enya