Your dreams… They’d rhyme! Sublime!

Dear Reader,

I am leaving the corporate world and I will be enrolling in medical school soon. After almost ten years, I am finally making that step towards my dream.

My best friend is quitting his job end of this month and he will be joining a concert tour in USA with University of Santo Tomas Singers, a choral ensemble with awards both local and international. After around 5 years (more or less) in his current workplace, he, too, is finally taking that step towards his dream.

We both have our own sets of worries. There seem to be too many uncertainties ahead of us. Some of our friends do not understand the choices we made. But, we have decided. We finally know what we want. We finally know where we are called to be. More than the anxieties, we are very excited of what tomorrow will bring. It is so happy and amazing that both of us are making big decisions right now.

He shared with me a song (watch video above) by his favorite composer and, amazingly, it describes exactly how we feel. I’m sharing with you the lyrics. I know it looks long, but it’s really short. You will not even realize that you are already reading the last line.

What If

Eric Whitacre

EXSTASIS: You’re hiding.
PIETA: No.
EXSTASIS: Surviving.
PIETA: So?
EXSTASIS: You’re stubborn, too.
PIETA: True.EXSTASIS: (To Fervio) And you’re frightened.
FERVIO: I’m not!
EXSTASIS: Not knowing…
AIA: What?
EXSTASIS: Your heart.
AIA: And you?
PIETA: And you?
FERVIO: And you?
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: And you?
EXSTASIS: I’m trying…
FERVIO/ PIETA: To?
EXSTASIS: To question.
GRAVITAS/ AIA: And?
EXSTASIS: The answer’s near.
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: Where?
EXSTASIS: Here:We yearn to soar…
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: So?
EXSTASIS: So, there has to be much more…
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: No.
EXSTASIS: Yes, there must be another way.It’s time to…
AIA: Fly?
EXSTASIS: That’s right.
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: Then try…
GRAVITAS: …explaining slow.
EXSTASIS: We have to go.
PIETA: Where?
EXSTASIS: High above.
FERVIO: The wall?
EXSTASIS: Of course.
PIETA: We’ll fall!
EXSTASIS: Perhaps, but then we’ll know.
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: Know?
EXSTASIS: Know all the things.
AIA, GRAVITAS: Like what?
EXSTASIS: Like wings and worlds we knew before.
FERVIO: You’re not making sense…
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: …let’s say we yearn to soar.
EXSTASIS: Right.
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: But we don’t have wings anymore.
EXSTASIS: We might. And there must be another way.

What if
All this
Came true
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: Pure Bliss!
EXSTASIS: What if
Your wings
Sailed free
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: We’d sing!
ALL: What if
All this
Came true
Pure Bliss!

What if
Your wings
Sailed free
We’d sing!

EXSTASIS: (To Gravitas) What would…
GRAVITAS: I do?
FERVIO, PIETA: You’d lift…
EXSTASIS: The moon…
GRAVITAS: And make it spin.
EXSTASIS: And spin.
AIA: And spin
PIETA: And spin.
FERVIO: I’d inspire…
EXSTASIS, AIA: Yes?
PIETA, GRAVITAS: What?
FERVIO: A choir…
EXSTASIS: Go on.
FERVIO: Of sapphire winds.
EXSTASIS: (to Pieta and Aia) And you?
PIETA, AIA: Who?
FERVIO, GRAVITAS: You.
PIETA, AIA: We’d sing.
EXSTASIS: What song?
PIETA, AIA: Just harmony.
ALL: And then, we’d sing free,
In perfect harmony.
EXSTASIS: There must be another way.

What if
This time
Your dreams
PIETA, AIA, FERVIO, GRAVITAS: They’d rhyme!
FERVIO: Sublime!

EXSTASIS: What if,
You’re voice,
Set free,
ALL: Rejoice!

What if
This time
Your dreams
They’d rhyme!

What if,
Your voice,
Set free,
Rejoice!

And then, we’d sing free,
In perfect harmony.
There must be another way!

Beautiful, isn’t it?
It’s because we yearn to soar. Perhaps, we’ll fall but then we’ll know. And, what if later you yearn to soar and you don’t have wings anymore? But, also, what if this time our dreams rhyme?
Have faith.
Sincerely yearning to soar,
Kristine G. Veneracion
Lyrics Source: http://www.releaselyrics.com/941b/eric-whitacre-what-if/

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