I had shared in my last post titled “If Not Sight,” the song “Fall on Me” in Italian as the singer inspired my poem, “Eyes for the Blind.”
I will share my translation of some of the lyrics of that Italian version. This is based on me reading the Italian words along with an Italian-English translation of it, my understanding of Spanish (as a similar language), and the mood of the song and tone of voice:
Follow meEmbrace meFollow meFor as long as you want…Soon a light will illuminate youFollow it always, it’ll know how to guide youFollow meListen to meFollow meEmbrace meFor as long as you want….
He cannot see his son, but he can feel his hand upon his shoulder and can know that he is there and feel him standing beside him.
I know that physical reality with all its colors and vibrancy is a wonderful thing, a miracle, but there have been experiences in my life that did not include my sight and did not stop being wonderful when sight was no longer.