Today marks one of those “firsts.” Today we experience dad’s first birthday without dad. He would’ve been 75.
Like an emotional teenage girl, I’ve been listening to a certain song over and over and over lately. It might seem like an odd pick, but I love everything about it: the words, the music, the picture it paints in my mind, and how it eventually builds and concludes in optimism. It’s funny too, because I’ve heard this song a thousand times without it resonating with me.
I first got The Lion King soundtrack (the Broadway version) years ago after mom and I went to it. This song never really stood out to me. Well, when Zachary and I went to the show a few weeks ago, I could certainly relate to this one on a whole new level.
Just as this song ends on a happy note…for today, dad’s birthday, we’re going to just get through the day and then meet up with my mom and brother for ice cream tonight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLaChLkIY_g (Endless Night from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Disney's The Lion King)