this past weekend i was listening to john lennon's "look at me" and it reminded me that even though i walk through life with the we that is my family, sometimes i don't really see them.
we is a gift that needs to be nurtured daily. it's easy to take for granted that we are separate people who choose to be together every day.
look at your beloved today. really try to see him or her and think "what can i do for you?" rather than dwell on things they should do for you. there is a saying by rumi that i find so beautiful, "i look into your eyes and see the whole universe -- born and not yet born." there is so much to come especially if we can open our eyes and hearts to each other...
ok, that's my sappy bit for the day. without further ado, here is a valentine's playlist* filled with a few love songs that have been important to me. michael always holds my hand when "love story" by harry nillson comes on and our wedding recessional was "as" by stevie wonder - it's such a wonderful song. happy valentine's day!
here comes the sun - nina simone
look at me - john lennon
each coming night - iron & wine
cherry - jj cale
deep blue sea - daniel rossen home recording
simply beautiful - al green
don't watch me dancing - little joy
say yes - elliott smith
forever - billy walker
love story (you & me) - harry nillson
as - stevie wonder (the best lyrics)
i found this painting last weekend at the rose bowl flea market. isn't it lovely?
*right click to download