I love this song, True Colors, by Cyndi Lauper, so much. I have always loved this song since it was first debuted, September 15, 1986, on her second album by the same name. It is a beautiful song and it is an emotional experience for me every time I listen to it.
For the longest time, I have wished that someone would see my true colors and to believe that I was beautiful like a rainbow. I longed for that and had come to believe that it was just a fantasy. Until one day, I realized something. This realization was a real breakthrough for me, in my own personal journey. It dawned on me that to possess a wish that someone would see something like this in me meant that it was there to be seen. This meant that I, Cindy, could see those true colors that were within me and see for myself how beautiful a person I was.
Throughout my recovery, one of the things I have been asked to do by sponsors, not to mention therapists, is to make a list of the things that were good about me. I had always found that very hard to do and my list was both short and at times, I felt, dishonest.
Now, through this song, I see myself from a whole new perspective and realize that there has been a lot of good in me all along; I just didn’t know how to look it at. I had to borrow this “fantasy someone’s eyes” to see what was there to be seen. This was the beginning, for me, of learning to love and accept myself as I am. And I am happy to tell you that I am a damn fine woman!
I am listening to Cyndi Lauper sing this masterpiece as I prepare this post and I almost hesitate to post it at all. It feels like such an intimate part of me that I want to keep it all to myself, not that you don’t already know the song, but how it connects to me and my soul. Please be gentle, listen, feel it’s true meaning, and enjoy!
- A Rose in Your Heart (milenanik3.wordpress.com)
- Cyndi Lauper Memoir Coming Soon (huffingtonpost.com)
- Cyndi Lauper To Releasing An Autobiography! (lukewilliamsgossip.wordpress.com)
- Cyndi Lauper Memoir Coming This Autumn (lezgetreal.com)