Ever wonder the Frozen song, "Let it Go" that Elsa sings is about the COVID-19 Pandemic? Let me explain....
So, I have been thinking about this because my little girl, Norah keeps singing this in our house, ALL THE TIME since school has been shut down due to the coronavirus. I never paid attention to the lyrics, until now... get this...
"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."
Hmm... you see where I am going? Stay at home order represents our "kingdom of isolation." "Mountains," reminds me of Central PA. "not a footprint to be seen" again meaning not many people going outside during this time. And I guess my little girl Norah sees herself as a queen? How is this song not supposed to be about us?!
Then the rest of the song is all about how Elsa can't contain who she is, and her frustrations at being outcasted, or in other words, "isolated." Then, of course Elsa, say, "Let it go..." Yup... she wants to break out. Totally understand that. As a matter of fact I think Else would e joining the people protesting in Harrisburg!
Well, what can we do? We wait and wait and wait. Looking outside wondering when it will be safe again. I think we all have that little bit of Elsa inside of us, ready to say... "Let it go."
I just know once the stay at home order is lifted, "I am blasting that "Let it Go" song out the car and out of the house, everywhere I go. " I don't care, what they say to me...." Yeah I might get some messed up looks singing this while fishing... again, like the words of Elsa, "I don't care, what they're going to say... let the storm rage on!!!!"
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).