Taeyeon may not know this, but 'our' night has changed because of Taeyeon's existence.
It was the day my heart fell into the sea. Like Taeyeon's song 'BLUE', the night was cold, and my heart was sinking into the deep darkness, submerged in the sea. It was a feeling of depression, it's called a feeling of sadness too, even a feeling of misery - a feeling that could be read.
However, I remember a live video of Taeyeon's song which I happened to see that day by chance. It gave me an unexpected warm comfort on that cold-hearted night. It was a familiar song I knew, but it sounded very special that night. This is because the eyes of Taeyeon, who was singing the song, were somehow friendly but brave, and her voice was fragile but firm. It was like a whispering consolation, "It's okay" to a heart that's submerged in the sea. Maybe it sounded like we were crying together, "It's okay".
What are 'good' songs and singers?
The melody can be a beautiful song and can have a singer with excellent singing ability, but if you narrow it down to one individual's world, the 'best' songs and singers may be the heart-moving songs and singers. It can be a song with special memories for someone, or a singer you enjoyed listening to with someone you loved.
And, like me, it could be a song that gently came to me underwater and stayed by my side on a day when my heart fell into the sea. I think that's why we like certain songs and are thankful for that singer.
I often read the comments, "Write a diary in your diary".
And yet, I'm writing this diary-like article, because I also hope this article reaches someone's heart right now.
Obviously not just me, but somewhere in the world, somewhere Taeyeon has never been before, to a person Taeyeon has never met once before, I'm sure they are comforted by Taeyeon's voice, they feel the affection in Taeyeon's eyes, and they feel the 'happiness' from Taeyeon's existence.
I like this famous saying from Winnie the Pooh, "I can't be happy every day, but happy things happen every day." It's in line with the theme of the movie 'About Time'. Perhaps happiness is not a towering stage that is difficult to reach, but a small feeling that always exists in everyday life. You are happy when you eat something delicious, you are happy when you listen to a song you like, and like poet Kim Yongtaek's poem, "You called me just because the moon was rising", the night is exciting and splendid when someone looks at the moon and says hello.
The new song Taeyeon was going to release is 'Happy'.
Just as 'happiness' is hidden in everyday life, the opposite emotion 'depression' in 'BLUE' may also be hidden. Even so, I'm going to replay my favorite Taeyeon song when my heart is 'blue', then at least, with the sense of relief that a voice is around me, I won't be lonely. So, I'm very glad I have a favorite song.
Is Taeyeon able to think of this too? The 'Us' who like Taeyeon, whose gloomy nights have changed thanks to her, who are hidden in this world like 'happiness'. And obviously, no matter what Taeyeon sings, or even if she doesn't sing any songs, if Taeyeon says 'happiness', we'll be extremely 'happy' too.
Writer: Lee Seungrok
Translated by @309KTYSS
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