Thursday, 30 January 2014

La Vie En Rose

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I just watched the 200th episode of How I Met Your Mother a couple of days back and it was heartbreaking and deeply agonizing to see the mother go through that kind of loss. I’m sure the director screamed “YES” after she got her perfect shot in the song sequence of Cristin Millioti’s (The Mother) version of La Vie En Rose. Like Ted, it’s undeniably my favourite rendition too! The emotion of pain, heartbreak, loss, turmoil was flawlessly put forward in that melodious vocalization and expression! What bummed me more was the effortless nature of music westerners have inculcated within them. Unlike the Bollywood films wherein the actor holds a guitar and randomly strums it looking like a complete moron! To all the dance/music choreographers out there- Quit making us look like idiots dude!
  Anyway, coming back to HIMYM, I have been a devoted fan of the series. I guess I was in high school when I committed my energy to it. And now the realization of it coming to an end, gives a camera-eye to all the bitter-sweet memoirs I had created in the past. It totally sucks that they couldn’t stretch it out for another season. Creators of HIMYM have already announced their spinoff of How I Met Your Dad. And I am totally clustered with feelings that sum up in – “Ukkhh” Man, this isn’t fair at all! I know I have taken this way too personally, maybe heartbreaks can do that to you, but I wasn’t prepared for this at all. I wasn’t prepared to say goodbye when it all had just begun. 
Maybe, La Vie En Rose isn’t a part of my colour palette.

In case you haven’t checked out Cristin Millioti’s version of the song, here it is- 






Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak...angels sing from above
Everyday words seem...to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose