The beautiful Cass from Cass Can Sew has revived the great Sunday Session linky party. I think I may have linked up to this one a couple of times and was sad to see it go. Music is one of my greatest passions. I can't live without it. Any kind of music. It stirs up so emotion in me, none as much as what "I Dreamed a Dream" did yesterday when I saw Ann Hathaway sing it in the movie "Les Misérables" starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
I love a good musical but "Les Misérables" had never been high on my list of must sees. I know so many people who have raved about it. It's been to my capital city many times but I just never bothered. "Phantom of the Opera" remains one of my most favourite musicals of all time but after seeing the movie version of Les Mis yesterday, Phantom might be knocked out of first place.
Besides Susan Boyle doing a very good rendition of the song in the UK television show "Britain's Got Talent" it just summed up how powerful this song really is. It means more to me now when I see Susan sing it. She deserves every success she has received. And what a powerful performance by Ann Hathaway, even if she wasn't on screen for very long.
"There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong."
I dreamed a dream, for a very long time. I dreamed that love would never die. It did. I dreamed a dream my life would be, so different from the hell I was living. But I'm dreaming new dreams now.