Falls Church News-Press: She throws on her headphones and clicks through her iPod to the perfect song, a combination of ethereal voices and lingering synthesized violins. This song, while not on the charts right now, has been a sweet Prozac raindrop from a thundercloud of depression and has come to her rescue more times than not.

She’s studying for finals. Her best friend, a 15-year-old golden lab who lives back home, isn’t doing well health-wise. Her boyfriend lost his job.

While it seems like her world is ending on so many fronts and her brain hurts from cramming as much information into it as possible, the moment she hears the chorus of her favorite song she moves into a world of shimmering white light and feathers for the entirety of its three minutes and 47 seconds. The song is her escape.

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