Monday, December 31, 2012

Suddenly I See

Early this evening, Chris and I saw the movie, Les Misérables. It a show that Chris and I have seen on Broadway at least a half-dozen times (whenever people would come to visit NYC, it would be the one show they'd want to see). We own every version of cast recordings, and even sat through Uma Thurman's version of Fantine (in which we were excited to see her die in). Tonight, in the theater, I cried at a moment that I have never cried at before. Well it could be at a moment that was never seen before because it was added for this adaptation. It's the moment that Jean Valjean realizes that he is now a father with an adopted daughter.  

Suddenly I see. Suddenly it starts. When two anxious hearts, beat as one.
Yesterday I was alone. Today you walk beside me. Something still unclear, something not yet here; Has begun.

Suddenly the world seems a different place. Somehow full of Grace and delight.

How was I to know that so much love was held inside me? Something fresh and young, something still unsung fills the night.

How was I to know at last that happiness can come so fast? Trusting me the way you do I’m so afraid of failing you. Just a child who cannot know that danger follows where I go. There are shadows everywhere
and memories I cannot share.

Nevermore alone. Nevermore apart. You have warmed my heart like the sun.You have brought the gift of life and love so long denied me.

Suddenly I see; What I could not see. Something suddenly has begun.


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