Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Think Of Me

The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    but the word of our God endures forever.”

Isaiah 40:8

I have written before that Isaiah 40:8 means nothing lasts forever except God’s word.

Not even Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera which closes on Broadway this Sunday, April 16, 2023 after 35 years.

There will never be another show either on Broadway or in London’s West End Theatre district, like Phantom. With it’s lush and powerful music and lavish set and costume design, it will go down in history as the most spectacular musical.

Today through Sunday, Weekend Wisdom will pay tribute to The Phantom of the Opera.

We start off with the lyrics of Joe’s favorite song Think of Me, sung all or in part by the characters Christine Daae (a ballet chorus girl) and Carlotta Giudicelli (star opera singer).

Think of me, think of me fondly
When we’ve said goodbye
Remember me, once in a while
Please promise me you’ll try
When you find that once again you long
To take your heart back and be free
If you ever find a moment
Spare a thought for me

We never said our love was evergreen
Or as unchanging as the sea
But if you can still remember
Stop and think of me
Think of all the things
We’ve shared and seen
Don’t think about the way
Things might have been

Think of me, think of me waking
Silent and resigned
Imagine me trying too hard
To put you from my mind
Recall those days
Look back on all those times
Think of the things we’ll never do
There will never be a day
When I won’t think of you

Can it be, can it be Christine?
Long ago, it seems so long ago
How young and innocent we were
She may not remember me
But I remember her

Flowers fade, the fruits of summer fade
They have their season so do we
But please promise me that sometimes
You will think of me

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Andrew Lloyd Webber / Charles Hart / Richard Stilgoe
Think of Me lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group

You will always be thought of fondly, Phantom.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. . Michele had the lyrics “Think of me, think of me fondly when we’ve said goodbye.” put on her and Joe’s grave marker after his passing.