Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!
I can really relate to those lyrics today. It is hard to completely explain it, and I think the feeling comes part from just getting older and having enough life experiences to draw on and some of it comes from just finally feeling comfortable in my own skin.
Idina Menzel is incredible as Elphaba and I like her performance at the Tony awards, you can see it here:
Even though she is a fictional character, her attitude standing up for what she believes in no matter the cost, is an awesome trait.
I will see Wicked for the 4th time in February (as part of my list) and I will be taking my daughter, Nicole, for the second time. My hope is that she learns from Elphaba, and this song, that "Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!" and that she will have the confidence to defy gravity in her own way.