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For Now

day thirteen.

My friends and I caught Avenue Q again yesterday at the Carlos P. Romulo theater. Wait, let me correct that: I watched it again, while my friends watched it for the first time. We were late, so we missed the first two songs, but the show was fun as usual. I’d skip the review because I already reviewed it before, but I realized a few more things while watching the musical, especially when I heard the songs all over again (which, I realized that I memorized most of it).

There’s a fine, fine line. Fine Line has been one of my favorite songs in the musical, with its really sad lyrics that I used as my anthem last year when I was really down. I mean, who wouldn’t be sad with a line like this: There’s a fine, fine line between love and a waste of time. </3 But there is truth in this song, I guess. After hearing a lot of sad love stories and struggling relationships lately, I was reminded of how quick people can change, how some people can just give up, and relationships can go up and down in an instant. I don’t have any first hand experience, of course, but I’ve heard a lot…and I just pray my heart is strong enough if/when something similar happens to me.

I wish I could go back to college. How many times have I said that? I miss, miss, miss college. I miss how simple life was then, how all I worried was about then was grades (seemed like a pretty big worry then of course). I find myself missing college every now and then, but again, there is truth in the song, especially at the last part: But if I were to go back to college, think what a loser I’d be…I’d walk through the quad, and think, “Oh my God…these kids are so much younger than me.”

No matter how much I wish, no matter how much I miss college, I know that I can never go back to the exact same days. I guess I should just be happy that college was a really good memory for me. :)

Everything in life is only for now. One of my favorite songs in the musical is the finale, For Now. Just like Fine Line, this song was one of those songs that I held onto during one of my down times. There’s wisdom and comfort in the song that reminds us that things are just for now, and we shouldn’t stress about it too much. Life may be scary, but it’s only temporary. It also reminds me that our life is really for now, and there’s an eternity that we need to look forward to and think more of, because are just passing by in this life.

It was a fun show, and the cast was great as usual. I kind of missed Carla Guevara as Kate Monster, though. But I’m glad I watched Avenue Q again. :)

And now, I have to take a quick nap. Slept at 3am and it isn’t fun to try to stay awake. Have a great week ahead, everyone. :)