When I was going through some of the darkest days with my son (not counting his current addiction problems) I discovered the Moody Blues. I had known some of the their music since my college years but in 2003 I "found" them in a whole new way. I immersed myself in the music and then started scouring the internet for any information I could find on them. In the process I found some fan forums and made some very dear friends, some who live near me and some who live on other continents. When I was hurting I would shut myself in my bedroom and get completely lost in the music, which calmed and soothed my heart and soul and took me totally away from everything for a few wonderful moments. Since I met my husband I haven't really had the need to "go away" with the Moodies but yesterday and today I am once again turning into the band I love more than any other in the world. That's my escape hatch, if only momentary. What's yours?