Affair healing Blog
With Disney's film release of the musical, Hamilton, I've finally been able to understand the obsession of those who witnessed the theater production. It's an amazing creation that stirred many emotions while I watched and listened to this creative telling of Alexander Hamilton's life and the birth of a nation.
One song, in particular, produced a flow of tears. It's Quiet Uptown follows two tragic events in the story: Hamilton's public humiliation over his confessed affair and the death of his son. These cause an estrangement between Alexander and his wife, Eliza. But they choose to do the unimaginable: find their way back together again.
The song shifts between the words of Hamilton and the observations of those who are watching them. I'll let the lyrics speak for themselves...
Look at where we are, look at where we started
I know I don't deserve you, Eliza, but hear me out
That would be enough...
I don't pretend to know the challenges we're facing
I know there's no replacing what we've lost and you need time
But I'm not afraid, I know who I married
Just let me stay here by your side
That would be enough
If you see him in the street walking by her side
Talking by her side, have pity
He's trying to do the unimaginable...
They're trying to do the unimaginable
There are moments that the words don't reach
There is a grace too powerful to name
We push away what we can never understand
We push away the unimaginable
They are standing in the garden, Alexander by Eliza's side
She takes his hand...
Forgiveness. Can you imagine?
Forgiveness, Can you imagine?
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