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