Me to myself: Isn’t interesting how in Carnaval Del Barrio, they originally say “alza la bandera…” and continue to state the different nationalities of everyone in the heights, including Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Cuba And at the end they state all the nationalities again, but this time they don’t mention Cuba, which is strange, until the next song where they announce Abuela Claudia’s death, and you realize that Cuba wasn’t mentioned because the only Cuban who expresses it is Abuela Claudia, and by that point she had already died.
musical theatre meme → [2/5] solos → paciencia y fe
And as I feed these birds, my hands begin to shake. And as I say these words, my heart’s about to break. And ay Mamá, what do you do when your dreams come true? I’ve spent my life inheriting dreams from you.
Does it make anybody else emotional the fact that Abuela Claudia longed to see stars like the ones back in Cuba and the night before her death she finally does and even though she never makes it back she dies with a tiny piece of home
musical theatre meme → [3/10] shows → in the heights
Yeah, I’m a streetlight, chillin’ in the heat! I illuminate the stories of the people in the street. Some have happy endings, some are bittersweet. But I know them all and that’s what makes my life complete. We’re home!
that moment in paciencia y fe (which in general is just a really powerful song) when abuela claudia says “and ay mamá, what do you do when your dreams come true? i’ve spent my life inheriting dreams from you!” is just so amazing because it takes this elderly woman who would typically be restricted to the role of the “wise mentor” or whatever and it makes her vulnerable and human and it’s amazing i love that line so much