Surround me now, comfort me now

This song, written by Stephen Spritzer after the death of a friend from Hallowell, Maine, is a lovely meditation on loss. Carrie Cahill Mulligan, maker of extraordinarily beautiful hats, sent me a CD with this song on it. I listen to it often. You can read the lyrics here.

The Gospel According to Darkness

There’s no official video for this song; this one is fan-made. I used to listen to this song when the album first came out and just cry my head off. But good crying. Cathartic crying. The whole album is one of my all-time favorites because it’s so beautiful — dealing with death and healing. But this song hit me so …