March 20, 2011

A song for doing the impossible

Walt Disney said, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

I'm sure the Jamaican bobsled team thought exactly that when they made their way to the Olympics in 1988; and they have gone to every Olympics since that time to compete in a sport oddly aligned with their Caribbean island lifestyle.

The movie Cool Runnings, distributed by none other than Walt Disney Pictures, tells the story of how Jamaica came to have a bobsled team. It is a feel-good story of unlikely heroes doing what some might think impossible.

One of the songs featured in the Cool Runnings soundtrack is "I Can See Clearly Now." It is my pick for Music Sunday because it is a song of inspiration for optimists and others who need a little extra push to get over whatever obstacle that seems impossible to overcome today.

Please enjoy the Cool Runnings movie clip version of  "I Can See Clearly Now," performed by Jimmy Cliff.

Or savor the original version of "I Can See Clearly Now" performed by Johnny Nash, circa 1973.

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