I love Janis Ian. Just before she performs “At Seventeen,” she talks about writing something that universally touches lives across all cultures. How amazing is it for a writer to be able to do that?
If you’re extra sensitive, this is one way to use that as a strength. Good writers can reach into the deepest emotions and pour out the words that comfort those who live in fear or uncertainty of speaking their truths. When someone comes along and nails it, it’s so liberating.
I love this woman! I just want to get up and give her a standing ovation every time I watch this video. What a beautiful soul.