As some of you may remember back in October of 2010 I got the amazing opportunity to see Sara Bareilles live and meet her afterwards. I wrote a giant post about it [here] because it was one of the best experiences of my life. I had just found out a few months before that my mother had stage 3 colon cancer and Kaleidoscope Heart had just been released as well. I was at a loss and didn’t know how to feel better and deal with people. Sara’s song “Uncharted” helped me through a lot of it and I got an opportunity to tell her about it. It was amazing, she cried and hugged me and told me that my mom would be okay. Well now over a year later my mom is cancer free and here I am seeing Sara again with my sister and brother-in-law.
Tonight I got a chance to talk to her after her show, I wanted to get uncharted written in her handwriting to get as a tattoo, in honor for my mom. When I began telling my story she immediately started jumping up and down. I probably should have prefaced this by saying that she couldn’t speak because she has laryngitis, so anyway… She started jumping up and down and mouthed that she remembered.. I told her that my mom was cancer free now and that it meant so much to me that she helped me through it all. She looked so happy and her eyes told me a million things, you could see the tears welling in her eyes. It was quite a moment. I wish I could articulate it, but I just can’t. I started tearing up and it was just amazing. She gestured that she’d write it a couple times. When she finished writing uncharted a handful of times she gave me a giant hug, like it felt so intimate and wonderful. Easily one of the best moments of my life. My sister got a hug and signature too. All of this while she’s sick. How considerate and amazing she is is breathtaking to me.
The first picture I’m telling her the story, then the second she remembers me, and the last she is concentrating hard on trying to write the word (check out her brows lol.)