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The Soundtrack of Loss
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist explores music’s evolving role in our grief journeys. Plus a Spotify playlist of the songs that have carried us through our darkest days.
The Christmas Anthem I Needed To Hear
By Diane Shipley
I spent years avoiding the favorite song a friend lost to suicide. But last December, I listened anew.
Purple Rain on Father’s Day
By Janine Annett
My dad and the rock star Prince had everything and nothing in common. This is the time of year I feel their absence most acutely.
Dad’s Voice in the ‘Tower of Song’
By Erin Lyndal Martin
The last time I spoke to my father, the subject was, of all things, Leonard Cohen — the musician my dad believed brought 'punctuation to experience.'
Sharing My Boyfriend’s Songs After His Suicide
By Kristen Gwynne
I'm still making sense of things after my boyfriend ended his life. But one thing is clear: The need to share the music he never got to play for the world.
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