Sunday, September 09, 2007

No other day

Just watched Rent with Keying.. As with when I caught the musical back in Bristol (waayyy back when) it's not a show that wows you immediately - not with absolutely beautiful music, nor brilliant setting and props and mise-en-scene, not even with a storyline filled with dramatic tension.

Instead, it's more like life itself - all the little bits don't naturally seem to fit together into a huge congruent whole where every line makes sense at the end, but despite that everything is significant because of its context - a day in the year of the life of this highly dysfunctional "family". It's filled with a thousand little snatches of beauty, and a thousand little deaths and tragedies. And some of those are both beautiful and tragic and the same time....

So when I caught the musical, the song that caught my mind was "Seasons of Love". But after the movie, the song that sticks in my head is "No Day But Today".

There's only us
There's only this
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss
No other road
No other way
No day but today....


There's only here
There's only now
Give in to love, or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today...

Sort of a poignant, sad, lyrical end-of-your-life version of "Carpe Diem"..

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