“I Read” – Passion
Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Premiering on this day in 1983, TV series Reading Rainbow inspired children by teaching them the value of books. In this number from Sondheim’s passionate and very adult musical about love and obsession, the ailing Fosca explains why she reads so much. The song may not be as encouraging as Reading Rainbow was, but it is a brooding meditation that hopefully inspires you to pick up a book and [re]discover for yourself the joys of reading.