Catharsis: noun, plural catharses [kuh-thahr-seez]
1. the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.
Listening to music has always been a form of catharsis for me. I'm pretty sure this is the case for most people. No matter how I am feeling, there is always a song that seems to accurately epitomize the emotions I've been holding inside and in desperate need of expelling. The past few months, there has been one song in particular that has provided great catharsis. It embodies a lot of what I've been thinking and feeling literally and/or metaphorically. The song is Bird Set Free by Sia and it is amazing! I implore you to listen to it with the volume full blast! It will most likely take only one listen before you are singing along at the top of your lungs and purging yourself of any feelings of doubt, helplessness or inferiority. No matter what it applies to in your own life (writing, relationships, pursuing your dreams), I assure you that this song will be cathartic. Without further ado...