When I chose the song from “Wicked” to remember Cam I had many reasons, it wasn’t just because it’s a lovely song and it’s appropriate for the 2 of us.
It’s because Mom and Dad read to us and the way they discovered I could read at three was because Mom was reading one of the Oz books to us. Cam was infuriated that Mom did not start where she had left off and she always left off at some exciting part. They figured out I had read ahead but I forgot to put it back in the right place and Cam was really mad.
We both loved fantasy and science fiction. He stole the Fairy tale book Grandma gave me after my eye operation and put his name on it. That time I got mad. He crayoned in MY book.
We were always trading books. I loved Danny Dunn and the Mad Scientists Club. We both read fairy tales. When I took library science in eighth grade I discovered Anne McCaffrey and Robert Heinlein and brought those home.
He took me to the first Star Wars movie at the Platt because He insisted that this was a movie that I would love and I did. We both read the Lord of the Rings at the same time in the 70’s.
The last book he finished was the last Harry Potter.
Oz was always a very special place for us. We always watched the movie as a family thing and when we got the colour tv in when we were in high school I still remember my awe at seeing it go from sepia to colour. If he went to Oz he’d be happy now.
I had told him about “Wicked” when I read it and I don’t know if he read it but I know he and Scott were going to go see it when it came back to SF. (I think they had seen it before it went to Broadway up there from something he said).Ali and I had seen it down here right before he died and I had already gotten the soundtrack before the show. And “For Good” was my favourite song when I heard it and I told him that in a phone call.
So those are some of the reasons I picked it. He would have liked it, I think.