I remember vividly when I first heard it.
I was lying on my bed in the attic bedroom I shared with Hannes, my South African boyfriend. Our relationship was destructive and dysfunctional, but even worse was my relationship with myself.
I was lost, confused and so afraid of myself.
I was living in London, and it wasn’t that long after first heard it, that I finally chose to drag myself away from that life that was on a downhill spiral to God only knows where. I am frightened to ever find out.
I lay on my bed, stopping and starting the CD, recording every single word.
I felt hope.
I can never say exactly just how much impact Wear Sunscreen had on my life, but now even 15 years later, I still feel that swelling of hope when I hear it. And I spend the whole time nodding my head in agreement, totally understanding every. single. word.
Whereas all those years ago, when I was 21, those words were teaching me.
Teaching me how I could live a good life and what made it so valuable and important.
Did it work or is this just the wisdom that comes with age?
Please listen now and understand