"Here I stand and here I'll stay"

"Here I stand and here I'll stay"

by digby

It seems like a good time to note something I happened upon at my little neighbor's 7th birthday party. It was all girls, about 10 of them, running around like hyperactive little kittens, screaming and playing and having way too much fun. And they were obsessed, every last one, with the movie Frozen. (I'm sure all of you parents out there already know this.) Every one of those little girls knew the words to "Let it Go" by heart and burst out singing them at every opportunity. I had paid little attention to the whole thing up until then but I noticed they got really animated over certain lines.

Here are the lyrics. Guess which ones?
The snow glows white on the mountain tonight,
not a footprint to be seen.
A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen.
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside.
Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried.
Don't let them in, don't let them see.
Be the good girl you always have to be.
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know.
Well, now they know!

Let it go, let it go!
Can't hold it back any more.
Let it go, let it go!
Turn away and slam the door.
I don't care what they're going to say.
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway.

It's funny how some distance,
makes everything seem small.
And the fears that once controlled me, can't get to me at all
It's time to see what I can do,
to test the limits and break through.
No right, no wrong, no rules for me.
I'm free!

Let it go, let it go.
I am one with the wind and sky.
Let it go, let it go.
You'll never see me cry.
Here I'll stand, and here I'll stay.

Let the storm rage on.

My power flurries through the air into the ground.
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back; the past is in the past!

Let it go, let it go.
And I'll rise like the break of dawn.
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand, in the light of day.

Let the storm rage on!
The cold never bothered me anyway...
That's some girl power right there and these little girls belted it out like they believed it.

I couldn't help but feel optimistic.