For the people that have been broken, torn, bruised and are still out there, I applaud you.
I’ve been extra weepy these days, and I don’t know if it’s being sick, or all these decade wrap ups I’ve been reading. Really makes you think, 2010-2020, what have I done, who have I hurt, who has hurt me? What pain is there in store?
But as always, I digress.
For those who still wants the pain that love can bring, I think you should listen to Elton John’s “I Want Love” today. Besides the fact that the video has Robert Downey in what I think is his extra handsome phase (And that perfectly fitting gray shirt and black slacks don’t hurt either), the lyrics are heart stoppingly apt:
I can’t love, shot full of holes
Don’t feel nothing, I just feel cold
Don’t feel nothing, just old scars
Toughening up around my heart
But I want love, just a different kind
I want love, won’t break me down
Won’t brick me up, won’t fence me in
I want a love, that don’t mean a thing
That’s the love I want, I want love
So for all of us that are dead in places and are working with scar tissue that still believe in the concept of vulnerability and giving the best parts of yourself to people, I admire those who just keep going.
I still have hope for me.