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Thread #24798   Message #290535
Posted By: Little Hawk
03-Sep-00 - 09:55 PM
Thread Name: Greatest love songs...and love generally
Subject: RE: Greatest love songs...and love generally
Aw, Spaw, hesperis is dead right about mah poor eyes...I used to wear glasses in school, and they were as thick as old time coke bottles. Thank God, contact lenses came along. First the hard ones, which were pretty tough on the old eyes, then the soft ones, which are great. Just like having 20-20 vision again, it was.

As I've said, I'm a spirit hawk, and my spiritual eyes are pretty keen, but my physical eyes...no sir.

Wyo Woman - yeah, that romantic love stuff has caused a whole lot of misery...but when I said "love generally" I meant also love of brother and sister, love of country, love of family, love of community, love of life, love of humanity, love of nature, love of God, love of justice, love of animals, love of truth, love of honesty...love of everything that makes life a triumph in the face of lovelessness. There must be a few thousand more songs to name, with that as one's inspiration.

And as for the romantic love...it can happen, and sometimes does.

I contribute another Dylan song: "I Threw It All Away" is the title, and the bridge says...

"Love is all there is, it makes the world go round, love and only love, it can't be denied. No matter what you think about it, you won't be able to do without it. Take a tip from one who's tried."

And that's the truth. You either love or you die...one little piece at a time.