Wow, when will the 11 Fun Facts series ever end?
Here is Fun fact number 4!
Wait a minute, I shared in fun fact number 5 that I was scrawny already. That is old stuff!
Nah, I ain’t that forgetful! Fun fact number 4 is about my favourite musical – Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz. First, I must admit that Wicked is one of the very few musicals that I have been to (musicals are expensive in Singapore), so it doesn’t mean much to call it my favourite musical. But it is so wicked that I doubt I will find another musical more entertaining than it. Yet aside from the brilliant songs and funny lines, there are meaningful messages behind the musical. No offence to all other musicals out there.
For those familiar with Wizard of Oz where it follows the story of Dorothy, a little girl, and how she triumphs the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked will change your perspective as it tells the story from the perspective of the witch.
Without giving any spoilers that may ruin the storyline for anyone planning to catch Wicked, let me just share one of the messages that I particularly like for Wicked. That is, to believe in yourself and follow your calling even if the whole world thinks it is not going to work. Here are parts of the lyrics from the song, “Defying Gravity”, which capture the essence of the message and resonate so much with me:
“I’m through accepting limits
’cause someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!”
It’s time to try
I think I’ll try
And you can’t pull me down!
It totally reflects how I feel, leaping into a doodling journey, working for passion instead of money, defying expectations of what some others have of me, and following my own route. And not withstanding whether eventually my doodling journey is successful or not (I still wish for it to be successful though), I am really glad that I have tried and not live second guessing the “what ifs” by not trying. I am also thankful that I have supportive friends, family, fellow bloggers & cartoonists and readers who held me up to defy gravity!
For anyone who is at the cross roads not knowing what to do, I suggest giving the song a listen. Who knows, it may inspire you somehow.
So tell me, isn’t it wicked? 🙂