Dreams really do come true

Bonnie's PostI don’t remember how old I was the first time I heard the song “Over the rainbow” but  I was very young, maybe 4 or or 5 years old.   Like most people I heard it for the first time when I watched The Wizard of Oz.  According to Wikipedia it was written for the movie.  The music was written by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and sung by Judy Garland.  I was instantly moved by the music and even more by the words.  Still to this day when I hear it sung I can get teary.  It moves me that much.   I recently came across the video below of Jason Castro on American Idol and I have been watching it over and over and over.  Why does this get to me so much I wonder.

I think it is my soul trying to remind me, once again, that dreams really do come true.  Troubles really can melt like lemon drops…and dreams that you dare to…why oh why can’t I?  You can! my higher self whispers to me during this song.  Dream big because dreams really do come true.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do and while it plays listen for your soul whispering to you too.


5 thoughts on “Dreams really do come true

  1. Great post Bonnie, also a fav of ‘a really good friend of mine’ I think of him each time I hear it and now I will also think of you. I watched Jason’s performance that night and got goose bumps I absolutely loved it !! Brother Iz also sang this song and it’s wonderful. xo

  2. I haven’t been following American Idol this season but I’m sorry I missed that performance. What a beautiful version. Love the background harmonies and the accompanying ukulele. Warm, toasted caramel voice!

  3. Great post! Loved this version of “over the rainbow” by Jason. This guy is going all the way and he’ll be a superstar. I spent a half hour listening to Jason’s other songs on YouTube last night with Jake that I never would have done if not for your post.

  4. First of all Jacquie, Jason was on American Idol last year 🙂

    Anyway, I too tear up whenever I hear this song. I don’t know why, it just always does, and Jason sang it beautifully as well. Love it!

  5. LOL! Thanks Janet! I guess it proves I haven’t seen the show for TWO years, then! Would that make this version a ‘classic’ or is it still too soon? One day, perhaps.

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