The Story of ‘I Walked Naked’
| by Patricia Crowe |
I wrote this song after waking up in total silence for the first time in over 29 years. 51 years old, 31 years of marriage, I was really alone for the first time in my life. My children grown and gone, separated from my husband, he had moved out- and I was alone in the true sense of the word. There was no one there and nothing but total silence.
It was a painful ache of withdrawal in my body as I laid there, listening and hearing nothing, realizing this was a painful, yet a necessary choice I had made. I said a prayer got up, and the silence made me realize that I could walk down the stairs naked- there was no one I had to cover up for, or apologize to.
I walked in every room and the air on my body at that moment, (and now every time I do it, while listening to my song) has become medicine for my broken heart and my lonely soul. On my way to work I was writing the words to this song, and was so moved and excited over this experience by the time I arrived at work, I had the song written.
It is my new mantra of empowerment, for anyone feeling bad about their self image, experiencing a break-up, separation, divorce, or in the positive, celebrating a new beginning.
Walk naked through your house, apartment, condo, etc. and feel the power and energy of that moment, and embrace it, and enjoy the pleasing and impressive experience of walking around in the complete freedom of the wonderfully made and naked YOU.