What future lies ahead of me after college graduation? The future is still a mystery. Looking back, I have gone a long way to make it this far. But what is waiting for me? That I do not know. But if there is one song that describes that feeling, that will be Utada Hikaru's "Simple and Clean."
Kingdom Hearts Simple and Clean by Utada Hikaru 720p HD Audio Boost Remix w/Lyrics in Description YouTube
Even though Utada Hikaru's "Simple and Clean" is the official theme song of the "Kingdom Hearts" franchise, this song sums up the feeling of uncertainty and sentimentality, especially after college graduation. As an adult, I have tasted bitterness and sweetness of life and I have even grown to embrace the happy things and sad things of life as well. You can't help but look at how far you have come. And sometime I can't even imagine how much time has passed and, in the end, there is a feeling of wholeness to your being. Perhaps, that is what Utada Hikaru means by "Simple and Clean."
One set of lyrics in the song that resonates with me is when Utada Hikaru sings out the lyrics:
"The daily things
(like this and that and what, what)
That keep us all busy
Are confusing me"
When listening to this part of this song, I have learned that as we all grow up, we soon understand that friends, even the closest ones, go their separate way. They're doing their own thing as life goes on. At the same time, life changes for everyone. This is the point where everything does not make sense and suddenly, you are becoming even more aware of what is going on around you. I believe this stage of life isn't what we consider to be a loss of innocence, but rather the way into adulthood.
Then the song hits me when Utada Hikaru sings:
Whatever lies beyond this morning
Is a little later on
Regardless of warnings, the future doesn't scare me at all
Nothing's like before"
After college, everything is not like before. I feel like a completely new person, especially who has accomplished something and is ready to set out towards a new tomorrow. It's scary thinking about the future, but if you have made it this far, then what is there to be scared of? Throughout college, you have proven yourself that you can accomplish anything and nothing can stop you from reaching that important goal of yours, called the future.