In one of Mark's blog posts he talks about awareness (not of Lyme) and has posted a video of Coldplay's "Fix you" to illustrate his point. This is a highly emotional song and I had not paid such close attention to the lyrics before, but they rang so true with me in so many ways. I have heard the song before though and remembered it was used in a particularly emotional (read: me bawling at the TV) dance on So You Think You Can Dance last year. The video is here:
There is a fuller excerpt from the TV show here but I couldn't seem to find that video to insert.
The lyrics can be seen here:
I think the song and the lyrics really capture the frustration of feeling like you would like to be able to do something but you can't. Whether it is fixing yourself, or someone else, or knowing that there are people who would like to be able to fix you, the song seems to speak to everyone.
And watching the SYTYCD video just makes me excited for the new season. I watched the first episode a few days ago....... the auditions are definitely NOT my favourite part of the show but it means the good bit will be here soon. And while I wait for that I can enjoy some highlights of past seasons on YouTube.
Some of my very favourite performances:
And leaving it on a cheerful note:
Can't wait until I can dance like that again!