Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Good day today.

Today was a good day.  I was out and about, with my eldest daughter.  We saw family (my mum, sister and brother along with brother's family).  We had a meal, went to the theatre then had coffee afterwards.  It was lovely and took my mind off everything that has happened.

We went to see 'Wicked' which was fantastic, and the song 'Defying Gravity' really struck a chord with me.  Lyrics:

Elphaba, why couldn't you have stayed calm for once, instead of flying off the handle!
I hope you're happy!
I hope you're happy now!
(sung)I hope you're happy how you've hurt your cause forever,
I hope you think you're clever! 
ELPHABA: (spoken)
I hope you're happy!
I hope you're happy, too.
(sung)I hope you're proud how you would grovel in submission to feed your own ambition. 
So though I can't imagine how, I hope you're happy, right now! 
GLINDA: (spoken)
Elphie, listen to me! Just, say you're sorry.
You can still be with the Wizard, what you've worked and waited for. You can't have all you ever wanted! 
ELPHABA: (spoken)
I know.
And I don't want it.
I can't want it anymore.
Something has changed within me.
Something is not the same.
I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game.
Too late for second-guessing.
Too late to go back to sleep!
It's time to trust my instincts.
Close my eyes, and leap!
It's time to try defying gravity.
I think I'll try defying gravity, and you can't pull me down! 
GLINDA: (sung)
Can't I make you understand.
You're having delusions of grandeur! 
ELPHABA: (sung)
I'm through accepting limits,
'Cuz someone says they're so!
Some things I cannot change,
but 'till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
losing love, I guess I've lost!
Well, if that's love, it comes at much to high a cost!
I'd sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye!
I'm defying gravity, and you can't pull me down!
Glinda, come with me. Think of what we could do. Together,
Unlimited. Together we're unlimited. Together we'll be the greatest team there's ever been.
Glinda, dreams the way we planned 'em. 
GLINDA: (sung)
If we work in tandem: 
BOTH: (sung)
There's no fight we cannot win.
Just you and I defying gravity!
With you and I, defying gravity, 
They'll never bring us down.
Well, are you coming? 
I hope you're happy, now that you're choosing this. 
ELPHABA: (spoken)
You too.
I hope it brings you bliss, 
BOTH: (sung)
I really hope you get it,
And you don't live to regret it!
I hope you're happy in the end!
I hope you're happy, my friend! 
ELPHABA: (sung)
So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
"Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"
And if I'm flying solo,
At least I'm flying free.
To those who ground me,
Take a message back from me:
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity!
I'm flying high,
Defying gravity!
And soon I'll match them in renown.
And nobody in, all of Oz.
No Wizard that there is or was.
Is ever gonna bring me down! 
I hope you're happy! 
Look at her, she's wicked!
Get her! 
ELPHABA: (sung)
Bring me down! 
No one mourns the wicked! 
ELPHABA: (sung)
Bring me down! 
So we've got to bring her 
ELPHABA: (sung)

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