Come beBee be foolish and fall in love
I try to avoid writing about romantic relationships after 3 failed marriages I don't feel qualified to say I have experienced what it takes to make it last.
I'm a hopeless romantic genetically and music amplified that in my life. The biggest part of my genetic make up comes from Hungary. My grandfather, my mom's dad, was the first one in the family to be born in the United States. I was doing some research on what it means to be Hungarian and I came across this article. The Hungarian character
For the first time in my life I started to make sense to myself and understood why so many were so baffled by who I am. Or to say if you want to know why I am like this, read that article twice.
Passion is what romance is all about and there are god knows how many articles in existence about keeping the passion alive in a romantic relationship. This is not one of them.
My mother is a big fan of Neil Diamond and it was all we listened to in the house for the most part. Neil Diamond is the master of the love songs and probably understands romance better than I ever will. If you have never heard The Art of Love, it is romantic love perfectly captured in prose with music to set the background to connect to the soul of a master.
To be in love with someone is to put their every need and want above your own. It's nearly a form of worship in behavior as we have decided this one is the best one on the planet and we will do anything to make their life what they want it to be. When two people can give that to each other on a consistent basis, that is a synergy that defies reality in what it can accomplish.
Love's not you have it's what you give and the art of love is who you share it with.
I did call him the master for a reason.
Meatloaf is no slouch in the understanding of romantic love and showing it by belting it from his soul with I Will do Anything for Love. Add in the music of Jim Steinman and this is one of the all time great love songs and definitions of what it is to be in love.
If you want to know what he means when he sings but I won't do that, think of the lyric that comes before as Meatloaf has explained.
When we fall in love we are quick to promise the stars and the moon and all the heavens can hold and we cry out that we will never do in a list of things that would destroy that heavenly view two create that is a delusional shared reality that can work miracles in the reality shared by all.
It was the film Eddie and the Cruisers that first taught me that a song is words and music together. Synergy or bring two things together that have a powerful impact than either could have separately.
Play me expresses what this looks like in romantic metaphors better than I could ever hope to.
Let's get back to passion and with Closer and be on the look out for a full break down of the lyrics coming soon to a hive near you.
I even said in my piece on Tantra which is the art of lovemaking that no matter how much of a master of the art of lovemaking you become there is something to be said to fucking like an animal on occasion with the one you are so in love with that the beast can come out untamed and beast meets beast and the righteous debauchery begins.
Falling in love is easy, staying is not so easy and takes work. Usually a lot of self sacrificing work. It takes an unconditional love and that is the love of god.
It can also be noted that many have claimed to have touched greater expansions in consciousness in the art of the Tantric experience. Osho claimed sex was the path to super-consciousness. I think he's wrong however that is entirely different discussion all together.
For this one how about we talk about our favorite love songs and why they are our favorites and see if we stack the church with many representations of what it means to be in love.
Only fools fall in love and the wise choose who to get foolish with very carefully.