Edith Piaf wrote ‘Hymne à l’amour’ for the love of her life (French boxer, Marcel Cerdan). She performed this song for the very first time in NYC on September 1949, a month later Marcel Cerdan was killed on a plane crash while he was on his way from Paris to NYC to come see her.
This song was not just a premonition and a message to the love of her life, but also a song that every single person on this planet will connect to. Life and the heartbreak of death.
Last night’s performance by Celine Dion at the American Music Awards was very moving.