Friday, 13 February 2015

Peaceful easy feeling. . .

It's Valentine's Day today in Aotearoa.  For the cynical it's a just another day for retailers to make the most of playing on people's emotions and profits for florists, candymakers (and edible candlestick makers?).  For the romance enthusiasts it's a time to shower your significant other with those gifts or trinkets wrapped up in some sumptuous eating experience followed by some bedroom activities (50 shades of grey style if you're that way inclined).

The Eagles produced some of the most memorable hits of my childhood and every time I hit a karaoke bar (hey, if you're a karaoke enthusiast like me, you'll have a local lol) I am sure to hear those songs again.  One of my favourite songs is today's blog post track Peaceful easy feeling.


I like the way your sparkling earrings swing
Against your skin, it's so brown
And I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight
With a billion stars all around

I remember when we would get ready to go out somewhere one evening together and you always complimented on how beautiful I looked or you would ask me to wear something specific that you liked, especially if it was a pair of earrings that you liked to see me wear.  Even though we went out together, you would socialise with your friends and I would socialise with mine, but you always made a point of coming to find me to whisper in my ear from time to time how much you loved me, or tell me I was the most beautiful woman in the room or tell me you were the luckiest guy in the room.

And I found out a long time ago
What a woman can do to your soul
Oh, but she can't take you any way
You don't already know how to go

It's my second Valentine's Day without Loma.  He was a huge fan of celebrating it, I wasn't much of a fan.  I still have the gifts he gave me on our last Valentine's Day together and I think it's because I know how much Valentine's meant to him, that I still keep them.

I get this feeling I may know you as a lover and a friend
But this voice keeps whispering in my other ear
Tells me I may never see you again

Even though I won't see you again here on earth, I know I hear you in the songs that play around me, the songs that I write and the songs that I play for you in mind.  The passing of time makes the aching hurt a little less, but the aching remains.  I guess it's hard for people to understand how that feels until it happens to them.

And I've got a peaceful easy feeling
And I know you won't let me down
Cause I'm already standing on the ground

I hope that I will always have the memories of you remain burning brightly in my mind's eye, in the chambers of my heart and in the work that I do, that I know you supported and encouraged me to excel in.  Loving you has kept my feet planted firmly on the ground.  I know what love is because of you, because we gave each other that peaceful easy feeling. . . 

Happy Valentine's Day to my lover and friend, Loma xx