When I was a junior in high school, I was obsessed with the soundtrack from the musical The Secret Garden. As my boarding school roommate will attest, I listened to that CD over and over and over again. Even now, all these years later, she still vividly recalls my audible obsession.
I’m not sure that the score or the lyrics are particularly brilliant (despite being nominated for a Tony award for Best Original Score), and I’m not even much of a fan of the book. But there was something about the music and words that moved me then, and have stayed with me into adulthood. I often catch myself humming a song and getting a particular chorus stuck in my head. Continue reading “Welcome to the unSecret Garden”