What do you do when overwhelming emotion envelops you, smothering all reason? You feel helpless… do you succumb or do you fight it? Do you dare to take the ride?
Meryl Streep is not a singer but her rendition of The Winner Takes it All in the movie Mama Mia! is heart breaking. I cried at this song when I first watched the movie, but it hadn’t resonated with me as until now. I almost can’t stand to watch it. The way she sang it, not flawless like the original from ABBA, is heart wrenching and full of emotion. I now have a better understanding of what the song means, beyond the haunting lyrics and captivating melody.
Regrets, missed chances and cruel fate… and I am left standing small.