For Those Tears I Died

This pen and ink I drew way back when (late 90’s) is inspired by a song called For Those Tears I Died by Marsha Stevens, written in the early 70’s.  I was becoming a teenager in that decade and that song was my lifesaver from the waves of angst that washed over me.  It is the only song I ever memorized on the piano and can play it to this day.  I am not much of a pianist, not like my mom and oldest sister who can play anything.  The refrain of the song is stuck in my head this Holy Saturday, along with the image of God’s Hand holding life’s teardrops, especially the death of Jesus on the Cross: “And Jesus said, ‘Come to the water, stand by my side, I know you are thirsty, you won’t be denied; I felt ev’ry teardrop when in darkn???????????????????????????????ess you cried, and I strove to remind you that for those tears I died.'”

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