I can't stop crying / by Kiran Umapathy

Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell is out today. His seventh studio album, it's a rather personal one referencing his mother and stepfather. Even so, I'm powerfully drawn to it and have already cried twice (once in public) while listening to track six,Fourth of July. I don't cry very often, but I'm relating to it through the passing of my own mother from cancer. Like the lyrics say, I would have said or done anything to raise her from the dead, but I could also imagine her asking me why I was crying and just to make the most of my life. Fuck you for making me cry Sufjan, but also THANK YOU.