Comments : The Week of Distance

  • 3 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    This is so eloquent yet heartbreaking and mournful... all at the same time. The inclusion of the instruments, and the emotion behind the music and feelings you can't allow yourself to be submerged in. The need to protect others and keep going yet the weight of lost time following you. Each time I read this, I feel even more emotions. The very tangible loss of someone and the process and purpose of grieving them, of knowing how many people they encouraged and spread light to. And also, the intangible. The way we want to be intimate with others and how that isn't necessarily possible at this time.

    One of my favorites, Tanya <3

    • 3 years ago

      by Tanya Southey

      Thanks so much Poet. We lost a dear friend's mum this last week and she was like another mum to me. So appreciate the feedback.


  • 3 years ago

    by Star

    This does have a different feel to it, not that it’s not in your style it completely is, but the emotions are really powerful.
    I’m sorry for your loss!

  • 3 years ago

    by Megan Chapman

    Beautiful, poignant and graceful, as ever Tanya <3 x

  • 3 years ago

    by Gracy Judith

    Poignant and powerful! Loved it!

  • 3 years ago

    by Skyfire

    Simply beautiful. I love the second stanza..."I do not have time to mourn and yet the music starts." It makes me think of a bystander during a funeral procession - someone who wishes they weren't there or that they didn't have to go through this but feels torn apart by the music in spite of their best effort.

  • 3 years ago

    by cassie hughes

    A very heartbreaking and beautiful read. Poignant and full of emotion. Well done on the win