Beautifully Sad Songs

With every note I can hear it
With every melody I can feel it
That beautifully-sad sound

Showing us who we are
Reminding us of ourselves
Inviting us back home

Yet with every note I suffer
With every melody I yearn

Such wonder was not meant to be separate from
Such solace was not meant to be parted from

And so the cycle begins
We fall to experience the beauty
Then rise to escape the sadness

Paradox is the mark of truth
Contradiction, its greatest secret

Alas, the beautifully-sad songs continue
Sad, because of how they remind us that we are alone in the imagination of this abyss
And beautiful, because of how they still whisper that everything is going to be all right