What people behind the computer screen don’t know is the kind of pain we have to endure everyday, after losing someone in life. I lost my mom three months ago and I have to deal with the crippling pain when it hits me. Often times we keep a sunny persona in our social networks/offline because trying to be happy really helps makes us becoming happy. It’s like there’s this spark plug in our brains that , as long as we rub it; then it’ll spark setting things in motion.
I stumbled upon this video today as a recommendation from a friend. When I heard the name Ronan MacManus I knew right away that he’s from this British Folk band BibleCodeSundays and that I have their CD. Little did I know that the whole concept of the video would touch me to the core. According to Ronan: I asked people to send me videos of messages to loved ones who have passed on, what they would say to them if they could see them ‘One More Time.’ I am not shy to admit that the song and the video made me cry. Yes I miss my mom, I love her and if I can only see her one more time then I would hold her and tell her that I really , really love her.
It’s amazing how a song has this power of telling us that we are not alone. We are all these lost children under the umbrella of uncertainty which is life. One day we too shall pass away and leave a big hole in the hearts of those who care about us. But such is life and I think this is something we have to carry with us. Because this sadness is what makes us human. We are humbled by this realization that we are not above everything. That death is a great equalizer. And love…love is something that lives on long after we’re gone.
One More Time is taken from his album Strawberry Hill which is getting a re-release this year. Here’s a little trivia for you. He’s actually the brother of the legendary Elvis Costello, which I didn’t know at that time while listening to BibleCodeSundays. It really doesn’t matter to me because he has a style of his own and like I said, One More Time made me weep. So I will never forget Ronan McManus and One More Time.