The Light

Written by Stanley Semilla | Published at 19 October 2017

Once upon a time, there was a boy in a not-so-far-away land. The boy stayed in a tower, most of the time, alone. The boy is working his way up to be a man, doing everything he can. Once upon a time, the boy met a woman. And suddenly, the boy started growing to be a man.

I never knew that a Disney film would have a great impact in my life. I never knew that my life story can be related to one Disney film. And I also never knew that Tangled is about the story of Rapunzel. Well, thanks to Ielle, I now know these things.

Let’s break down the main soundtrack, as I can relate to it completely. (This feels like a reaction paper)

All those days watching from the windows
All those years outside looking in
All that time never even knowing
Just how blind I’ve been

This first part of the song made me smile big time. It made a hit on me, as I will always remember myself looking from the windows of 3220 Berkeley Residences. As I lived alone for the past months, I’ve stayed in one place — waiting that day I’ll be able to meet someone whom I can love, and who can love me back. And that’s how life has been — for the past months. And once upon a time, I allowed myself to be forced by my friends to use a dating app. I didn’t believe using the app the first time, and I kept myself too anonymous that no one really matched with me. So I deleted the app after weeks of using it, and returned to my normal routine — work and work. It took several months before I re-installed the app, and this time, I told myself that I should have a different approach. Still anonymous, but not too anonymous. And this time, it was also different. I met Ielle.

Now I’m here blinking in the starlight
Now I’m here suddenly I see
Standing here it’s all so clear
I’m where I’m meant to be

And now, that I met Ielle. Suddenly, everything feels right. As I’ve written in my past posts, everything happens according to proper order. I am currently in a position, and a journey where I can happily say that it’s all clear to me. If at first, I didn’t believe that I’ll meet someone so unique and special via a dating app. Now, I believe because I was able to do so. And I know, I’m where I’m meant to be.

And at last I see the light
And it’s like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the sky is new
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you

The chorus, oh. This is a story, a story I can relate to. Because at last, I saw the light. And all those lonely nights, and those alone times, everything is going away and now being substituted with better nights and better times. The chorus says it all, but what I like most is Ielle made everything look better. She gave me a life — warm, real and bright — that I never expected. Now, I live life differently, with a purpose and a journey. And Ielle is a ‘princess worth waiting for.’

All at once everything is different
Now that I see Ielle

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