Que Sera, Sera

“When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here’s what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be."

The above lyrics are to a song performed by the actress Doris Day. The lyrics are actually quite a bit older than most might think, dating back to 1588, when Christopher Marlowe wrote in his play ‘Doctor Faustus’ “Che sera, sera, What will be, shall be”. In recent history, the lyrics are attributed to Ray Evans and Jay Livingston.

When I was little, whenever I asked my Mother questions about the future, she would sing this song. I don’t know if it was because the song was popular, or if my Mother believed the philosophy, but that song is ingrained in my psyche.

When I was in the fourth grade, a boy I knew fell in ‘love’ with me. He had been the ‘boyfriend’ of another classmate, but he decided that he wanted to ‘go steady’ with me. We spent our recesses together, and since we were in the same homeroom class, we saw each other most of the day. Once, as I was walking home from school, I had stopped to adjust my bag on the steps of the Boys Club, when a friend of the other girl skidded to a dusty stop in front of me. He said “This is from Judy”, and hacking up as much phlegm as he could, spat full in my face. I was heart broken and humiliated. Upon returning home, my Mother simply said, ‘This is how life is sometimes’. I went to school the next day, a bit wiser and a very much more watchful of others.

To anyone I have offended, please accept my personal apology for any grief I have caused you. My goal is to move forward with my life, taking this as a valuable lesson that experiences in life can often times be cruel, much like the one when I was in the fourth grade.

text created by Susan Isabella Sheehan
“Art Is The Perception Of An Altered Reality©”
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Que Sera, Sera

Susan Isabella  Sheehan

SANTA CLARA, United States

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