Apr 9, 2012


Someone once told me that "I Dreamed a Dream" was the most boring song in Les Mis. I agreed. I have since come to love that song.

An added layer of love was attached to the song when I saw Susan Boyle's famous rendition.

Tonight I was at a talent show, where a girl sang this song.
She was a better singer than me, but will probably never be a Susan Boyle.
But the small audience cheered as loudly as if she was a superstar :)

Does it change the story for you if I add that she is a student at a school for adults with autism and learning disabilities? (Sometimes I wonder if details like that shouldn't change how we feel about things.)


"I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living.
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving.
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid,
No song unsung, no wine untasted.

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame...

But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather.

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living.
So different now from what it seemed,
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed."

The big lines give me chills. Ha...as negative as those words seem, they inspire me!
Both to check myself and see if I'm being cynical about the dreams of others. If I'm being too "realistic."
Cuz whenever I find myself in an environment where people clap at every best effort, I feel good. I feel the not-so-subtle reminder that when we can triumph in the successes of each other, everybody is happier.

Yeah, life usually puts us where we probably never expected. I expect we imagine our lives quite different than how they are ha.
But we can weather the storms. And the hell of any moment won't last forever.


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