Friday, February 13, 2009

Ode to Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there-- friends, family, loves of the past, lovers of the future-- today is a day to celebrate the act of loving one another-- a reminder to honor those in your midst.

As I was pondering relationships and Valentine's Days of the past I realized how truly blessed I have been. I can honestly say that I am grateful for each person who has tarried with me on my journey. I believe through relationship, we grow and develop and have the ability to reach for our true potential. It is not that every relationship is right or the "one" but each relationship has had some purpose on my path.

In my recent travels in the car I had the chance to listen to a lot of Bruce Springsteen and I would like to share two songs with you.

The first is for anyone who has lost a love. It is a hauntingly beautiful song.

The second is a song that is simply special-- a true expression of commitment and intimacy. Can't beat that.

Bruce Springsteen

It's one for the money and one for the show
I got one kiss for you honey so come on let's go
I didn't see it coming but girl now I know
It takes one for the running but two for the road

One thousand dreams whispered in the dark
But a dream's just a dream in one empty heart
It takes more than one to rev it up and go
So let's get it running, we're two for the road

Two one-way tickets and a diamond ring
Hell it don't matter what the rain might bring
Whoa, when this world treats you hard and cold
I'll stand beside you, we're two for the road

When you're alone my love'll shine the light
Through the dark and starless night
I'll hold you close and never let you go
C'mon now girl 'cause we're two for the road
Well it's two to get ready, babe, c'mon let's go
Me and you, girl, we're two for the road


I could not find a video for this, it seems like this is a little known song. I have the recording from a concert and have not figured out how to load MP3s.

1 comment:

Tiff said...

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!