Cara L. Sands – Chris Cornell

A Higher Truth, Indeed

In October 2015, my husband and I were blessed to not only attend two of Chris’s “Higher Truth” concerts (one in Toronto and one in Buffalo) but we also had the opportunity to meet with him backstage (Buffalo). He was kind, supportive, generous with his time and words, and encouraging towards a writing project I was working on.

Chris’s talent and charisma were unsurpassed. In-between the audience cheers, you could hear a pin drop when he began to sing, filling the room with his hauntingly beautiful voice, set to the strumming of his guitar of choice.

During his performance in Toronto, he arrived onstage a few moments late, citing the following: His wife, Vicky was flying somewhere, and she was concerned with the turbulence. Chris was watching her flight on an app on his phone, and didn’t want to start the show until he knew her flight had landed, safe and sound.

At that moment, I turned to my husband and whispered, “Soul mates. What a guy — and what a lady.”

Love never dies.


– Cara

Chris Cornell