UPDATE! Love in EIGHT songs. New songs added at the end.
"What kind of men do you date?" Having embraced the impossibleness of this question in my life, I tried to demur. After establishing that I was straight, my questioner got more specific. OK, but what age range?
The double demur usually eludes me, so I replied that historically I've dated between nine years younger than myself and a few years older. Usually. So, for whatever that's worth.
"What's your type?"
"It's like porn; I know it when I see it."
Seriously, everything feels so intuitive these days, I've become more and more resistant to any concept of "type." Sure, there's an easy way I can go with it, but I find describing a type to be oversimplifying, excluding, and clumsy.
I created my love vision board, because looking at it encapsulates so much of the feeling of the people and things I love. I can look at it and know that when I find love, it will fit on that board.
Lately I've been doing something similar in iTunes. A music vision board of a sense. I've got six songs that are love to me. So here's a little music for your Monday.
First, a song I've loved for a very long time, "Danny's Song" by Loggins and Messina:
Next came "When You Say Nothing At All" by Alison Krauss. This song slays me:
When I decided to create a list on iTunes, those were the first two I immediately pulled in, because they've been with me so long. And then, there's Weezer:
This song from Nickel Creek almost feels like a bookend to the Weezer. One's about coming together, the other about letting go:
It's like a spin out in dancing. Sometimes I think if you can dance, everything you need to know about love is right there.
"A kiss for luck, and we're on our way."
"Eyes wide open. Naked as we came."
Have a beautiful Monday.
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." ~ Rumi
9/1/11 - A seventh song emerges.
7/22/12 - In heaven you lay on a blanket, look up at the stars, and listen to Petty until the end of time.