Rithesh has always been a thoughtful gift giver, but this year he truly outdid himself. For my birthday and
Sometimes you give something
Yet sometimes you need to pause on the high road and belt out a high note. Indeed, sometimes I feel Rithesh is Mia: the foolish dreamer with an aching heart fighting for change, one note at a time. The frequent auditions and meetings leading to a series of disappointments. I see him in this dark room, spotlights highlighting his every move and sound mixes showcasing any miss in pitch, as he tries to perform professionally when he's actually belting inside. It's hard to push for change without moments of doubt, but success is going from failure to failure and overcoming each with determination.
Thank you, my honey, for this thoughtful and beautiful gift. In return, when you feel like giving up, just listen to that tune and remember: here's to the fools who dream / crazy as they may seem / here's to the hearts that ache / here's to the mess we make.
Oh and in case you haven't seen the film, after this performance, she gets the part and becomes a big star. If you haven't seen it and enjoy classic musicals, watch it this weekend. It is one of the best films I've seen in a long time.