Song that encapsulates what real love should be. I’ve been trying to come up with the answer to this for over a month, but I still haven’t got a clue. Initially, I thought it was because there are billions of songs in existence that could potentially live up to the magic of real love, but no. The real reason I couldn’t think of That One Song, I realized, is because I don’t know what real should be.
Let me be clear. I have dated, and I have been in a long-term relationship. I still get attracted to people I meet. By consciously surrounding myself with individuals who amaze me, I cannot deny that there is overflowing beauty and talent around me. It reassures me. It gives me hope. It makes Monday mornings more bearable, and cold coffees forgivable.
But I cannot confidently say that I know what real love *should* be. Should it make you stop smoking cigarette cold turkey? Should it make you rewrite that one love poem over and over because you don’t think it lives up to the other person’s existence? Should it compel you to rethink that one author you hate because he loves his books? Should love feel like a warm blanket or should it feel like a cool breeze? Should it make you wonder about the whole of universe and how you are in equal awe at him?
With that said, I’m afraid I’m not the authority when it comes to picking a song that encapsulates what real love should be. However, as clueless as I am about love, at least I know a little more about music. And other emotions perhaps less complex than love.
For the past few days I’ve been listening a lot to the official soundtrack of Where the Wild Things Are. It’s an adaptation of a 1960s children’s book of the same title, and its music is as whimsical and magical as the movie.
These songs may be the closest thing I could think of that encapsulates the warm and fuzzy inside you when it’s raining. These songs are like a warm hug on a cold day, and I think that’s pretty close to love, yes?
I hope you can find the time to listen to the entire album, preferably after watching the movie. But here’s one of the happy tunes–quite appropriately called All is Love. The video includes random clips from the movie.