Saturday, November 29, 2008

Lyrics to Live By

In your two ton death trap I finally saw.  A piece of love in your face that bathed me in regret.
~ Ingrid Michaelson (Breakable)

I don't know if it is the lyrics themselves that make me love this song or if it is the way Ingrid Michaelson sings them, but my heart aches every time I hear this line.  The combination of love and regret she sings of is so poignant to me.  It draws to mind all those moments where love (of any kind) exists, but for some reason the connection doesn't quite happen.  You want more, they want more, timing gets in the way, other people get in the way, you get in your own way . . . .  Whatever the case may be, you are left with the knowledge that the affection that you see (or feel) will never be more than a moment of awareness of what could be.  The only consolation is the memory of those "pieces of love" and the hope that the future will bring more love, regardless of the form that it takes.  

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