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Trauma and Carpenters music


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I have been through the most heart wrenching trauma over the past several months. In my 35ish years on this earth, I have spent nearly half clinging to Karen Carpenter's voice during my most unbelievably trying times. There is something so incredibly comforting that it's just about impossible to put into words. I know for a fact that many of you have felt this and is why we are drawn to the Carpenters sound. Some people turn to hard drugs, some to complete and total annihilation. I put my headphones on and just melt away into an angel singing to me, allowing me to feel safe if only for a while. What a tremendous gift we were given. Thank you to every single one of you for perpetuating such miraculousness on earth. God Bless.


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Sending best regards your way. I completely agree and for me, it's confounded by the fact that I was born in 72, my mom looked like Karen (which I never realized and analyzed til years later), and it's the 1st music I remember so there's that layer of comfort also. I've worked out endless crap in my life listening to them. Don't forget to reach out for help if you need.
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