I used to think about how the lyrics showed undying love for a person. How romantic, I thought. Then I noticed something. Most of the words to songs about love aren't about love at all. They are about obsession. They are about the person singing the song; all the things another person makes them feel.
Pay attention this week to lyrics. Love is about what you can do for another person to make them happy or make their life more wonderful. It is not about what they can do for you or how they make you feel. Sure, it is great to feel those things, but that is not love. It can be unhealthy romance. It can be lust. But in itself, those feelings are not love. Love, you see, is not narcissistic or selfish. Lust and "in love" can very much be those two things.
I don't know. But I always found it creepy that Every Breath You Take by Sting was considered a romantic song that people rushed out onto the dance floor to celebrate. Really? Every breath you take, every step you make, I'll be watching you. Ummm. Ok. Thanks for giving me a heads up that I need to call the cops.
We need to remember that we all need to fly. Once in awhile, often if we are lucky, we fly with another. But they never clip our wings. And they never cause us to crash to the ground when we go off for awhile on our own.