I never understood it while it was occurring – I just know that at some point, I stopping thinking about driving off a cliff. Time, life experience, and education has enabled me to have greater understanding and perspective on how a pop star saved my life in the midst of my own fears, mental turmoil, isolation, spiritual journey, psychological discovery, and family dynamics. “The Voice” transported a broken, lonely young soul through the depths of despair, lack of ego strength, and worries about the future through the nuances, tones, and timbres of his voice in song, the energy derived from the power of his voice, and his accessibility to his fans.
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Berthold Auerbach
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