I have been obsessed with Les Miserables as of late. I blame the fact that I have been reading the book, my friend bought the 20th Anniversary DVD and we have watched that, and the fact that whenever I get into my roommate's car, she has Jon Schmidt's version of "Bring Him Home" blasting through the speakers.
But seriously...SUCH a good story. Every time I listen to "Bring Him Home", I get chills and sometimes, I hate to admit, I tear up.
I mean, listen!
That video is not of only ONE Jean Valjean, but of FOUR, all who played in previous years in Les Mis. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous!
Les Mis makes me think of my Dad. I just remember growing up, my Dad would play the soundtrack all the time...whether at home or on family trips, it was there in the background. I suppose you can say that through Les Mis, I have bonded with my Dad over the years of my childhood. It brings fond memories. That may be part of my obsession.
But seriously...if you haven't read the book...Read it. I know it looks intimidating, but it is such a lovely story filled with rich symbolism and power. Jean Valjean is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters of all time.