I’m on a Wicked kick. You know the musical told from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West. One of the songs, For Good. Just plays in my mind alot. It’s one of those songs. You know the ones…the ones you just can’t get out of your mind.
(Elphaba) I’m limited Just look at me – I’m limited .And just look at you. You can do all I couldn’t do, Glinda. So now it’s up to you. For both of us – now it’s up to you… (Glinda) I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason. Bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those who help us most to grow, if we let them. And we help them in return. Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true. But I know I’m who I am today, because I knew you. Like a comet pulled from orbit. As it passes a sun. Like a stream that meets a boulder halfway through the wood. Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you. I have been changed for good (Elphaba) It well may be that we will never meet again In this lifetime. So let me say before we part. So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end I know you have re-written mine. By being my friend… Like a ship blown from its mooring, by a wind off the sea. Like a seed dropped by a skybird In a distant wood. Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you (Glinda) Because I knew you (Both) I have been changed for good (Elphaba) And just to clear the air I ask forgiveness, for the thing I’ve done you blame me for (Glinda) But then, I guess we know there’s blame to share (Both) And none of it seems to matter anymore (Glinda) Like a comet pulled from orbit as it passes a sun. Like a stream that meets a boulder halfway through the wood (Elphaba) Like a ship blown from its mooring by a wind off the sea. Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood (Both) Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? I do believe I have been changed for the better (Glinda) And because I knew you… (Elphaba) Because I knew you…
Who would have thought that you can find spiritual lessons in Broadway plays? I’ve just been going along singing this catchy tune under my breath for days. But then I started really thinking about these words and how everyone you meet really does change your life. And not just people but animals too. They all paint on the canvas of who you are. It’s a true life mixed media painting. That right there… is a very cool piece of art, friends.
And wouldn’t the whole world be a better place if we all just cleared the air by asking for forgiveness? How cool would it be if we understood that we each have our own blame in any given conflict? Hey….let’s all propogate world peace by adhering to a song in “Wicked”. Wouldn’t that be a kick in the pants to alot of people? Think of all the money we could save. Really.