My life has been infiltrated by Disney’s Frozen. Arrine has seen it three times in the theatre and we are always listening to the soundtrack or reenacting the movie, scene by scene. And I am perfectly fine with this.

The first time I saw it in the theatre with her and heard Let It Go, this wave of emotion came over me. Completely unexpected. I brushed it off as being tired, or just extra emotional that day, because c’mon, it was a Disney song. But the second time I heard it, it happened to me again. As the tears came down in the theatre I realized the song was actually triggering something inside of me. Lyrically and musically.

So then I started asking questions, because that’s what I have been taught to do.

I connect with musicals. The music always finds its way into my soul. So when I learned that Let It Go was co-written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, it started to become clear. Robert Lopez co-created The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q – two of my fav musicals. Ok. That makes sense. I have loved his music from previous productions, that’s why I am connecting with Let It Go. (Now that I think about it, the overall movie has a very “Broadway” musicality to it, which makes sense due to its composers.) Ok..this is coming together.

Also, the singer of the song is Idina Menzel – classic Broadway actress and songstress.

Then I asked myself about the lyrics. And when I read them, it was like “duh” for me. These last number of months have all been about letting go. Letting go of my mom’s death. Letting go of relationships that aren’t worth hanging onto. Letting go of a comfortable and safe job that I wasn’t happy with. And I am still letting go everyday. And it’s sad, and hard, and what’s best for me.

Arrine and I share the same favourite part in this song. It’s when Elsa lets her hair down into her braid and changes her dress into the white, sparkling gown. It actually gives me shivers…but the cold never bothered me anyway.

~Let It Go~

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
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in;
Heaven knows I’ve tried

Don’t let them in,
don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel,
don’t let them know
Well now they know

Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore

Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care
what they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
I’m free!

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry
Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back, the past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the storm rage on

The cold never bothered me anyway!