Music as a Lifeline

What Music Speaks, part two

Tracy Lynne Oliver
Jun 5, 2019 · 4 min read
Illustration by Louisa Bertman

WWas music your escape too? A hatch­–neither rusted nor heavy, no struggle or strength needed to achieve egress. This hatch, a beauty-opening. Danced into. An easy sliding until your surface became soaked, the beat synchronizing with yours until there was nothing else. An overt hiding place, taking you in one inch of skin at a time until it wrapped you, completely. When your walls…