"If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?"
Porter Robinson, Matthew Bair, Anton Zaslavski and Holly Hafferman.
This chorus from Zedd ft. Foxes recent song "Clarity,” while not one of my favorite melodies at first, immediately caught my attention because of its lyrics. It made me contemplate how contradictions and polarities can help us find accuracy; by persistently asking the questions, looking for the answers and finding our true place of comfort.
How often do we experiment with new things just to conclude that it wasn't for us in the first place? It is this process of trial and error that leads us to a better understanding of what are we looking for and for the self-assurance we feel on recognizing our sanctuary.
And though tragedy is not the opposite of remedy, we can still find comfort in learning our own cures and fixes, in the same way that clarity may become our peaceful place of insanity. It is the consciousness of making choices that allows us to live with them and accept them as they are.
Enjoy the song.