T. Sparks – Chris Cornell

Thank you to Chris’s family for sharing him with us all.  I pray it brings you some comfort knowing how his voice and music touched many of our lives.

I first heard Chris’s voice when I was introduced to Temple of the Dog back in 1992 when I got out of the Navy.  I was lost and looking and searching for my place, I was angry with many hurts from my past. His music, his voice touched me.  I related to the lyrics of his songs and knew I fit and wasn’t alone with my lost, angry and unsure feelings.  I was on my way across country to escape myself in the place where I was, hoping for a better place and I remember it was me and my dog blaring to Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, etc. I ended up in New Mexico (not where I had planned) and ended up getting my shit together, clean, off to college.  All I can say is I’m so very sad for you and understand anxiety and depression.  My heart goes out to you all.

Thanks Chris for keeping me company when I was so alone in my own head.  “Say Hello to Heaven” for me.  Always a fan!

T. Sparks

Chris Cornell