The Scientist and fatherhood.
Coldplay, “The Scientist”
My daughter is in Vancouver visiting family. When she was a baby, before CD singles had completely died out, I owned The Scientist and would play it for her when it was time for her to sleep; I would rock her in the dark, singing softly along as she drifted off.
I know it’s meant to be some hauntingly romantic song, but in truth, the only love I can think of as eternal as those in the song is the love that parents have for their children. I remember listening and feeling like I was hearing all the words in a completely new perspective.
She’s close to eight years old now. I’m sure she doesn’t remember the song, but I do, and I miss her then like I miss her now, all the way across the country.