Just when you think life’s a little bit heavy, an angel of an incredibly upbeat and positive song comes up on your spotify work playlist.
“I’m walking on Sunshine…”, crooned on the radio, and their soft voices and the guitar strums really got my attention. It was supposed to be just background music so I could work on my papers, but the “twinkly” opening bars were very catchy.
To be perfectly honest, it had been a very heavy day at work…talking to those who had terminal illness made me think of my own mortality and what little time I have (or we all have) on this earth. Two people talked of cancer, and how they knew that there wasn’t a lot they could do, but wait…and while doing that, be positive in their waiting.
Oftentimes, we make the mistake of taking too long…and waiting for too long, for something…or someone, that we might never be with. Time is precious…it is the very essence of life, for once it goes through the sieve, it is gone forever.
(“And I don’t want to spend my whole life, just waiting for you…”) – excerpt of the lyrics
The beauty of this song, is it its simple and elegant harmonies, and simple wish. It is a reminder of that happy, giddy feeling of anticipation, for a loved one, which happens to be one of the happiest pleasures in life. And if things aren’t happy now, then they eventually will be.
So, alright, this post doesn’t make much sense, but I do love this song. Just what I needed to pick me up. 🙂