Video Review: Sade “Cherish The Day”

In black-and-white, Sade plays the guitar on the rooftop of her apartment building. A twentysomething man looks up at the cloudy sky. Droplets of rain hit a puddle on the sidewalk. A second twentysomething man sits on the sidewalk, nodding his head. A thirtysomething man sits with his 7-year-old daughter in the car, listening to music on the radio.

An 8-year-old boy jumps up and down on the pavement as the music plays on his boombox. A 14-year-old young man dances by a building. A boat sails on the river. Sade sits and watches the clouds.

Rating: 3/5

Sade shakes out her umbrella as she enters the building. Opening her purse, she gets out her keys. As she flips through her mail, she sees some bills and something from one of her friends. In her apartment, she reads the “congratulations” card from her friend. Her friend writes that they should get together soon. She displays the card on her kitchen table and dials her friend’s phone number.

While on the phone, they talk about her new apartment and the move. She said she’s settling in the city and it feels as though she’s started her dream. Her friend tells her she’s so brave and she used to be that way. Sade tells her friend that she can do it, too. Her friend shrugs it off and says she’s where she’s meant to be. Sade tells her it can always change. Her friend tells her she hopes not. She’s like being where she is.

Sade picks up her guitar and walks up to the rooftop. She watches the storm clouds move across the sky. It had been a good day. Although work had been rough, she was able to appreciate that she was able to learn something new. She got another day. Tomorrow, she’ll wake up about 9 a.m. and walk to the park. She wasn’t sure what else she was going to do for the rest of the day. There was no need to plan, though. She’d let the day take her where it will.

Director: Derek M. Allen Year: 1993

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.