Seasons of Love

via Daily Prompt: Measure

Most bloggers at this site know the musical Rent, which on the surface tells the tale of struggling artists in New York City, but at a more general, symbolic level is about life, death and love. The song, Seasons of Love asks the question of how to measure a year, in life. It is as deeply moving a song as I know of, and begins with “Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes,” the number of minutes in a year and goes on to ask “How do you measure – measure a year? …In daylights, in sunsets, in cups of coffee…how about love? …Measure in love.”

I posted my first blog entry less than two months ago, but WordPress sent me an anniversary message yesterday to remind me that I have actually had the site for a year now. I’ve been on a sort of reflective roll recently with posts on what would you do with only 30 minutes to live, and a haiku about healing the world one heart at a time. In keeping with that flow and in marking my anniversary of sorts, I offer you not my own words but instead Seasons of Love. I hope the link works. You’ll have to supply your own tissues.

Published by

Thomas Ward

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Alabama. Research focus on creativity.

11 thoughts on “Seasons of Love”

  1. I don’t know Rent but that was a beautiful song… I’d like to measure my year in sunsets, coffee, family, sunshine, friendships, pets and love. Or is that greedy? 😊🐻

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  2. This is my favorite song from Rent. It reminds me of how precious life is and that is important to live life in love. Rent is a meaningful musicals and I am seeing it live for the first time in September

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  3. Thanks Thomas, I saw Rent quite sometime ago, it only took hearing the melody to remind me. What a wonderful way to measure a year. Today you had it all going, music for the ears and eyes as well.

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