A Line Of Love, Around My Neck

Love, the necklace
Hands, chest and shoulders
Love, the idea
A line around my neck, Love
The love, necklace

Love, the idea of it in all forms. From the start of time to the very end, it remains such a constant, this bond we create with others and enforce throughout all our lives with words, actions, thoughts and creations.

Both so flimsy and unbreakable in the same breath. To me, the love for a friend is as strong as passionate romantic love, and to other the love for family is strongest of all. Millions of ways and counting to express this inexpressible occurrence of emotions.

I’m a writer, in the sense that I express myself best through words and prose infused ramblings. And though I have read my favorites, Neruda and Yeats,and dunked myself in the lovely throes of their expressions of love found, I’ve always thought that- to me at least- the idea of love was best expressed in music. The kind of music that transcends and breaks through language barriers and tugs at the hearts of everyone regardless of origin. Prose is lovely and fantastic, and the most skilled wordsmiths can break my heart apart with just one good sentence, but music puts me back together and to me at least, it cannot be surpassed in the stirring of emotions.

Songs that infuse in me the idea of love, to the very tips of my fingers:

Fyfsta– Olafur Arnalds

The Heart Asks Pleasure First– Michael Nyman

Beethoven’s 5 Secrets– The Piano Guys

We Had Today– Rachel Portman

Charms– Abel Korzeniowski

The Ash In Our Clothes– Sleeping At Last

Your Hands Are Cold– Dario Marianelli, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Messier 45– Stellardrone

The Light– The Album Leaf

Adagio For Strings-The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Cloud Atlas Finale– Tom Tykwer

Your Hand In Mine-Explosions In The Sky



  1. ComaDiary · August 13, 2015

    Ohhh this is super.

  2. aubreyleaman · August 14, 2015

    Yes! It’s so true that music expresses powerful emotions. I noticed that you have some classical music on your list. If you’re looking for some new music to listen to, I would recommend Scriabin’s Etude in D sharp minor, particularly the version by Vladimir Horowitz. To me, it sounds just like Romeo and Juliet’s fateful love. So tragic, yet so beautiful.

    • FablesandCoffee · August 17, 2015

      Thank you for your wonderful recommendation!
      I had to do some extensive youtube/google searching to find a good version but it was worth it to find it, it’s so lovely and wonderfully emotive in an almost restrained way. Love it!

      On a side note, one of my favorites that I didn’t mention here is The Yoshida Brothers- Cherry Blossoms in Winter (Fuyu No Sakura) which I think you might like, it’s beautifully evocative in a similar way to the one you recommended :)


  3. aubreyleaman · August 17, 2015

    I’m glad you liked it! Sorry, I should have found the link to send to you.
    And I’m listening to “Cherry Blossoms in Winter” right now and it’s amazing! I love the vibe and how it changes over time is really great!

    • FablesandCoffee · August 17, 2015

      Oh don’t even worry about it, it was definitely a fun search :P
      I’m really glad you liked it, the Yoshida Brothers are just amazing honestly.
      And now, i’m off to read your blog- especially your Anna Karenina series! :)

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