3.22.2006

Five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes....


I just got done watching "Rent" the movie and I am so moved. They did a really good job of translating the musical into the musical/movie. Wow. I love the message of this play too. For those of you not familiar with it it's about a group of young adults living in the East Village of New York around 1990 and their plights....but the major theme of the play is L-O-V-E. It's all about the "messiness" of life and how no matter what you or others are going through, love is what matters. I love when one of the characters talks about how perfection isn't what she's looking for (sounds familiar...like I just typed that the other day lol). She says that she expects baggage...she's just looking for someone who has a set that matches hers.

The main song from the show is called "Seasons of Love"...but most people know it by the way it counts the minutes in a year. It asks how we should measure a year of our lives. Should it be by the number of diapers you change? The number of minutes that ticked off? The number of cups of coffee? In bridges burned? In times you cried? No...you should measure it in love. Beautiful message. How much love did you experience this year? How many times did you talk to friends? How many times did you get smiled at? How many times have you been hugged? How many times have you been kissed? How many acts of kindness have you had come your way? How many have you sent out?


Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes,
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights
In cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.

In five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure
A year in the life?

How about love?
How about love?
How about love? Measure in love

Seasons of love. Seasons of love

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes!
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Journeys to plan.

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life
Of a woman or a man?

In truths that she learned,
Or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned,
Or the way that she died.

It's time now to sing out,
Tho' the story never ends
Let's celebrate
Remember a year in the life of friends
Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Seasons of love!

Oh you got to got to Remember the love! remember the love,
You Measure in love know that love is a gift from up above Seasons of love.
Share love, give love spread love Measure measure you life in love.

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