We were having a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Just reading and listening to the family Spotify playlist. The beautiful Eva Cassidy’s version of Over the Rainbow came on.
I usually avoid listening to this song. The Judy Garland version meant so much to me as a child. It was my song of hope and I find myself getting upset when it plays now.
This time I thought I would see what happens. Has enough time past?
But I find the lyrics are still too sad and painful to listen to. It wasn’t long before tears were gently rolling down my face. The moment I had to sniffle my nose my wife looked to see if I was upset and she saw my tears.
Luckily she is a veteran of my reaction to this song and was straight over to offer comfort.
I don’t know what she must think.
What is it about this song? Did anyone else hold it dear to them growing up or was another song special to you?