I’ve been listening to a lot of industrial music the past few days after finding it in my Amazon Music account – a band called The Crüxshadows in particular. I was listening to their song “Winterborn” as I was walking out of work today. Dark and brooding, full of acoustic instruments and chants, lyrics of suffering and sacrifice – a good fit for the weather and the mood of the day.
I stepped around a building just as the song swelled and the chorus came in (at 1:30 in the video). A bell chimed as I set my foot down on the sidewalk and stepped into a strong, cold breeze. My coat and scarf billowed behind me as I walked, and I thrust my hands out to my sides to capture both the air and the moment. As the singer sang the line “I am Winterborn”, a single snowflake drifted down in front of my face.
I couldn’t have shot a video with a more fitting and dramatic scene.
I’m still not fully up to speed on the lyrics, but I sang the last two lines of the chorus out loud right there in the parking lot 😀

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