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Thursday, January 27, 2011

fix you

Let me tell you up front, this post will be somewhat of a sad "getting to know the artist" moment.

Last night I was driving home from Salt Lake after having been up there all day for a committment I have on Wednesdays, when the song "Fix You" by Coldplay played on a CD mix my best friend gave me for Christmas. My uncle and my Grandma had been on my mind the past three days, and especially the entire time this song played. My uncle has been fighting kidney, bone, lung, and brain cancer for about eight months now, and this song brought me to tears thinking about my uncle's pain as well as how sad my grandmother must be at this age and time in her life to have to sit by and watch as her first child approaches the end of this life, knowing that there's really nothing she can do to "fix" him. Right after the song was over I turned off the CD and decided to call and check in with my dad to see how my uncle was doing. He informed me that earlier that day, my uncle had passed away, and they were waiting for me to get back from Salt Lake to tell me.

I'd really love it if you would watch this video, which is of a performance on "So You Think You Can Dance" to the song "Fix You." It is one of the most beautiful and inspiring dances I've ever seen, and if you listen to the story of why it was choreographed, you'll see why it has meant a lot to me today. I wish I could embed it (its disabled), but since I can't please visit this link:

see the above photos here

I know this isn't a dance blog, or even a personal blog. But, it is a beauty blog, and it is an art blog. This dance is certainly beautiful, and it is absolutely art. I know I will see my uncle again, and this dance just reminds me that he is now free from being trapped in a body filled with constant pain, and although its still extremely sad, that fact makes me feel happy for him.

5 sweet thought{s}:

Stephanie said...


Sorry about your loss. Love you!

Jillian said...

So sorry for you loss Melissa. Beautiful depiction of what it feels like though... I just watched it the other day for similar reasons. That song has come to mean a lot of things.

Melissa Nickle, Owner of Blossom Sweet said...

Thank you ladies, it means a lot!

Karen Ella said...

Melissa...I love you. Praying for you next door.

studio stems said...

Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful and inspiring piece of art to go along with an incredible lyrical song. It brought me to tears, hits pretty close to home for me as well. I am so sorry about your uncle. Keep your head up and remember where he is and how free of pain he must be! love you.