Meggie's Theme by Michael
Michael plays the song - Meggie's Theme from 'Thorn Birds' - above on the flute!
Meggie's Theme from 'Thorn Birds' is so sad yet so beautiful!
The Thorn Birds (1983) is a popular, award-winning mini-series based on the novel of the same title by w:Colleen McCullough.
Set in Australia, it follows the lives of the Cleary family, and daughter Meggie's relationship with priest Ralph de Briccasart over the course of nearly sixty years.
Here's the story. Be warned it is a sad story.
There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth.
From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one.
Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine.
And, dying, it rises above its own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale.
For the best is only bought at the price of great pain, or so says the legend.
Music is so powerful that it can make people burst into tears or break into a smile.
Hope you enjoy the melancholy sentiment this song expresses!