To days of inspiration
Playing hookie, making something out of nothing
The need to express —
To going against the grain,
To loving tension, no pension
To more than one dimension,
To starving for attention,
Hating convention, hating pretension…
I love RENT. I love the lyrics, the score…the passion, the beauty, the driving force inside each character to truly LIVE life. I love it. I haven’t listened to it enough, but this morning, “La Vie Boheme” was the song of choice on my way to work. I’m not a Bohemian. I’m not even going to pretend that I’m anything close, but that song gets stuck in my head to the point where I just can’t get it out and can’t do anything about it…above are just a few of the lyrics. I’m especially fond of the first verse–To days of inspiration…looking out at the world around us, watching the beauty and majesty of another sunrise on another day, they all should be days of inspiration, right? The essence of the the musical, and this song, is to live life. To embrace everything that makes us human; our pains and sorrows as well as our deepest joys. It is a musical about learning to live and learning to love. About how passion runs deeper than physical attraction and how friends become family as you grow up. That is what appeals to me about RENT. Every lyric, every line, is about how to live and love and grow and change…and, more than that, how to risk everything for something you truly believe in.
So, with that all said, here’s to days of inspiration. Go and make something out of nothing!