No Day But Today…

Several years ago I went to New York with my then-roommate and we saw a positively life changing show at the Nederlander Theatre called Rent. I had been listening to the music before we saw the show because it was all my roommate played, but the time I spent in that theatre was positively mystical. I don’t think that I breathed from the moment the curtain went up until we were standing up to leave.

I had a similar experience last night, seeing the movie version of Rent (linky in the title above). The songs still move me to tears and I spent most of the movie positively engulfed in goosebumps. If you haven’t seen it, go see it. I’m sure that it doesn’t make as much of an impact if you haven’t seen the stage musical but man…the cast that I saw in New York, for the most part, has returned in the movie…and as many times as I have listened to my CD (of the same cast) in a small way I felt like I was watching friends on the screen…like I knew them. Crazy, I know, but that show is just so very important to me.

I had the opportunity to interpret Rent when it came to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta…that was a challenge, but just another way Jonathan Larson’s incredible work got under my skin and into my soul. It’s just such an important piece of work.

I can’t control
My destiny
I trust my soul
My only goal is just
To be
There’s only now
There’s only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today…

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