Chester Bennington, Linkin Park’s lead singer, an outstanding rock/pop musician, committed suicide on July 20, 2017.
I was heartbroken having heard news of his death. Today, I want to honor him by highlighting a song from Linkin Park’s new album: One More Light.
If you haven’t already, watch the Official Video for One More Light. Please, take in the audio and visual.
I remember first being introduced to Linkin Park through an episode of Good Mythical Morning, and then I began following their music with the song “Heavy”. The song One More Light has only recently been ‘released’ onto the radio, yet it’s moved mountains for me.
“Who cares if one more light goes out? Well, I do.”
If nothing else, that line speaks volumes about the importance of life. I always remember the quote: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world”. It’s so true.
The way Chester sings the song, embodies the song, is so heartbreaking, yet so beautiful.
“We saw brilliance, when the world was asleep.”
This line of the song draws upon how amazing the world we live in is- how amazing Chester was- how amazing we all are.
Chester, we all miss you incredibly, and your music has and will inspire generations of music listeners today and to come. As I look back upon your life, your greatest achievements, your happiest of times, Chester- that’s what is most important: the positive, the most beautiful aspects of us as humans.
“Just ’cause you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.”
Suicide isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Most often, we never understand a person’s struggles until it becomes too late. If you need help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You are not alone.