Wednesday, 15 February 2017

We're in this love together. . .

All the reassurance you need to know about being in love together. . . 
Rest in peace Mr. Al Jarreau - thank you for the music. . . 

It's like a diamond ring
It's a precious thing
And we never lose it
It's like a favourite song we love to sing
Ev'rytime we hear the music

When you are in love, all you can think about is just how good you feel.
Love makes everything feel better, because you now have someone to share things with, to share experiences with and just live life with.  You understand how precious being in love with this person is because it feels like a diamond ring, something that you must protect and you know that it is valuable, other people might want it, but you know that it belongs to you and you alone.  When someone you love sings your favourite song with you, there are associated memories with this song and when you both hear that song again, you can recall the other time you last sang it together.  Well, that's what I love most about my favourite songs anyway.  What do you do?

And we're in this love together
We got the kind that lasts forever 
We're in this love together
And like berries on the vine
It gets sweeter all the time

I thought I had a love that would last forever.  But it wasn't meant to be.  He was taken from me.
But death will do that to you.  But you can live in memories and play them back in your mind.  You can be reminded of things that you once shared when life presents you with opportunities to relive them on your own, or with someone else.  It's hard to think about the possibility of opening your heart to somebody new.   Sometimes I think I know, other times I'm not so sure.  But there is no expiry date for grief is there?  Nobody is able to tell you what an acceptable mourning period will be, because it's nobody's journey but your own.  What is it like to have the kind of love that lasts forever?

It's like a rainy night and candlelight
And ooh it's so romantic
We got the whole thing working out so right
And it's just the way we planned it

We know that rainy nights and candlelight aren't a good mix, unless the candlelight has some shelter from the rain.  Can you recall all of the rainy nights that have had any significance to you?  I can remember some memorable times.  And they were all sorts of different types of rainy nights too.  Can you recall all of the different occasions where candlelight has featured in your memories?  Sometimes the best times are the unplanned moments.  Have you ever tried to plan anything and then things didn't work out as you wanted?  Those might be blessings in disguise or maybe there is another version of you living in an alternate reality that you're not even aware about.



And we're in this love together
We got the kind that lasts forever 
We're in this love together
And like berries on the vine
It gets sweeter all the time

Do the berries get sweeter on the vine because of all the time it hangs there?  Do we need to wait and be patient with our love so that it matures over time?  Nobody likes berries that aren't sweet or don't taste sweet enough.  This is what patience does to us though right?  When we are able to master the time it takes to wait, without watching the hands of the clock tick away, we are able to accept that good things will come our way because we believe it to be so.  What are you hoping will last forever?  Do you know yourself well enough to know what needs to happen to be in any type of love together with someone?

Don't you know we're in this love together
We got the kind that lasts forever
We're in this love together
We got the kind that will last forever and evermore

Things that last forever and evermore, may not be destined to be so in this earthly realm.
We talk about forever and evermore, but nobody really knows what that means until we ourselves live forever and evermore, or people live long enough to remember us.  That's how our memories stay intact when we die right?  That there are people left behind that will remember us and know how much we meant to them, that we left a legacy behind that is worth remembering.

Don't you know we're in this love together
We got the kind that lasts forever
We're in this love together. . . 

I hope that whatever love you are in, that you are with them, and in this, together.
The kind of love that we hope lasts forever, depends on a whole host of factors that may be both beyond our control and beyond our reach, but still relies on a promise made that we think about and cherish until it can be so.  I hope that if you are longing for a love like this, that it finds its way to you when you least expect it.  Just go about living your life and let life introduce you to new people and experiences that can bring you strength, comfort, happiness, joy, wonder and maybe even throw in a few surprises along the way.  Even if you doubt yourself and don't think that you're quite cut out for romantic love, there is still the love that can be shared between human beings that brings forth our empathy for each other, because in case you're wondering, don't you know we're in this love together. . .