“Thinking Out Loud”

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We often enter romantic relationships in the height of our life. With all the energy and optimism of youth. A relationship transforms many times during its course, and the longer you stay the deeper the transformation that happens. The transformation is from that intimacy within the relationship. My mother always said no one knows what goes on behind closed doors. If you’re lucky, both of you grow together beautifully.

I’m pretty sure Ed Sheeran is an old man trapped in a young man’s body. After seeing his music video and hearing this song from his new album, the romantic in me has been playing it on loop for the past few days … there is something timeless in the lyrics that touches me deeply.

The father of a dear friend is deteriorating mentally, and his loving wife is there for him in many ways – caring for him daily at this later stage of life. Their relationship has transformed in sad, and beautiful, ways. My father was there by my mother’s side as she was dying, administering morphine even though he hates needles. Their individual love stories didn’t begin with these current acts of love, these relationships endured more than fifty years of ups and downs to get them to that point.

This song makes me think of these couples, their life together and the many marriages I’ve witnessed that have fallen apart for whatever reason. If we are lucky to find someone to stick by us, then we have the gift of this selfless loyalty to look forward to in our cards. Who knows what makes some souls come together and stay until the very last breath. This is where I say it has to be written in the stars. There was a contract and willingness to see that contract to its completion. And the beauty of that contract (from 17 to 70) is a magic all its own.

“Thinking Out Loud”

When your legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?And, darling, I will be loving you ’til we’re 70
And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me—I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am

So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds don’t remember my name
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way
I know you will still love me the same

‘Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it’s evergreen
And, baby, your smile’s forever in my mind and memory
I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe it’s all part of a plan
Well, I’ll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you’ll understand

But, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
Thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

So, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Oh, darling, place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are
Oh, baby, we found love right where we are
And we found love right where we are

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About Goddess in the Belly

Me? I'm one of the many bridges between two worlds. Blogging is a creative outlet for this energy to express itself. I believe nothing happens without vibration alignment, that we are continually creating as we go. Everything on these pages stems from my deep knowing that as we share honestly we transform the collective for the better.
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