Remember this one?
I’ve thought about how I wanted to write this blog a lot the last few weeks. What would we do for love? Think about the things we’ve done for love, with no thought of reimbursement or awards. The school play, sports when we know we’re only slightly above average, sitting in a hospital with a friend.
This song is not just about what we do for love. It’s about what would we do if we could not do the thing we love most? Whatever that might be…dance, ride horses, sing…
What would you do, if you couldn’t do that one special thing ever again? If you couldn’t see that one very special person or place again?
If you had to leave the country you cherished, never to return? Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) turned this loss into an iconic book, one that never fails to move readers. How many people have had to leave the home of their heart, knowing they would only see it again in memories?
How many people have hugged a lover, friend, family member prior to deployment, knowing there was a very real possibility of never seeing them again?
Could you be philosophical about putting that phase of your life behind you? Could you let those experiences give greater value to your future?
Or would you dwell in the past, like someone whose greatest life experiences came in high school? Would you choose to hide in the cave of your memories, or move forward into a bright future?