‘Voila’ Sung by Emma Kok with Orchestra

This week’s Song of the Week was submitted by MIA Reader Lynne Lombardi:

“The transmutation of Pain to Passion to Purpose is the most inspiring transcendent survival coping mechanism embodied by Beethoven and many others as well as mythological characters. Using the Pain to ignite our internal fire toward Passionate directed Purpose is the miracle of trauma as propellant.”

-Lynne Lombardi


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