Thoughts on “Pitch Perfect 2” – Flashlight (Jessie J)

It’s been some time since a movie made me cry.

When the Barden Bellas sang Jessie J’s “Flashlight” during the movie, I didn’t know what I was feeling. It was a mixture of joy, hope, sadness and everything else at once. It wasn’t until after I honestly reflected, that I realized why.

It was the lyrics.

When tomorrow comes
I’ll be on my own
Feeling frightened of
The things that I don’t know
When tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes

The lyrics slammed into me – because they’re on point. Because the future is unknown, and in a way, I am scared of it. At the same time, I’m nervous and hopeful and excited.

And life….well, life has its precious and worthwhile moments.

I guess one of the reasons why this song resonate with me so much? Well, I just visited my grandfather who’s getting on in his age. He’s 92 this year, and he can’t walk, he can’t eat properly – and well, you get the picture.

I’ve been so used to seeing him strong and able, to see him like this…. It hurts, because why? Why does it have to be like this? Everytime I see him like this, it hurts so much.

I wish…. I wish I could have spent more time with him. Talking to him and having conversations with him before this.

But at the same time, I know, that aging is a part of life. As much as I wish it wasn’t so.

When I saw the other generations of the singers appear, tears streaked down my cheeks.

So…Dear you who is reading this?

Please, do this one little thing. Not for me, but for you.

Go to your loved ones, hug them, and tell them that you love them.


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