And it’s been worth every mile

13 Apr

With the coming of another child into our family, I’ve been thinking about love.

The human heart seems to have an infinite capacity for love. A new child, and the moment you hold him in your arms or even before, even as he is being handed to you by your son, his father, whom you also love beyond understanding, already you are in love with this new life.

Then you look on as your son falls in love with his baby, and you realise that however much you loved your son up to that moment, now you love him even more.

Then you remember the other kind of falling in love. And how, if it’s the kind that lasts long enough, you don’t just fall in love with the beloved once, but over and over again. And each time it feels deeper, and more strong, and somehow your heart expands and gives this growing love a home as well.

And somehow, there is room for everyone. And somehow, it’s worth every mile:

11 Responses to “And it’s been worth every mile”

  1. hudsongodfrey April 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    Wonderful Stuff Jennifer 🙂

    It’s nice to share a positive sentiment and I hope I can reciprocate, but before I do it seems like a fun idea to explain how I came to this.

    In your clip the base player is (almost certainly) Abraham (Abe) laboriel Senior. He is in fact just the finest base player I think I’ve ever heard. And I only heard of him because of his son Abraham Laboriel Jr, who is one the best drummers you’re likely to find. Or at least good enough to work with Paul McCartney on tour a few years back. Seriously the guy’s a superb drummer and you can find all the clips on YouTube and I hope people will, as Molly used to say, do yourselves a favour…..But I don;’t think any of those things would sit well beside your beautiful slow song so I was reminded of this one that I hope you will like. It’s Abe Jr this time singing, also beautifully with Mylene Farmer….enjoy


    • Jennifer Wilson April 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

      Oh, I did enjoy this, HG, I did. Thank you. Love it that you spotted your favourite base player.


      • hudsongodfrey April 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

        Whew! Glad I’m not the only one who dozed off and misspelled Bass.:)


        • samjandwich April 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

          Lovely. I’d never even heard of these people before.

          Not my sort of music I have to say, but the fact that something completely different can contain the same sentiments is quite a good demonstration of the way that love is in all of us.

          Saw this guy in Sydney last night (Monch that is). Still feeling it.


        • Jennifer Wilson April 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

          I wondered about that. I wrote bass & then thought, no that can’t be right, HG wrote base.But something niggled…


          • hudsongodfrey April 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

            Yeah I made a basic error I guess;)


          • doug quixote April 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

            Hi Jennifer

            Great stuff, heartwarming stuff. 🙂

            PS : HG has many talents and virtues, but spelling isn’t one of them 🙂


            • Jennifer Wilson April 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

              Thank you for that alert, DQ, I won’t follow HG’s lead then.


              • hudsongodfrey April 15, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

                There may need to be a new word for the valid spelling of entirely the wrong word given that we’ve all probably got predictive text and spell checkers on our computers and other mobile devices.


  2. Elisabeth April 14, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Lovely music and lovely sentiments, Jennifer. I especially enjoyed Carol King’s ‘Will you still love me?’ which you put up a post or so ago. ‘Lay down beside me’ has more optimism you might say, but it never ceases to amaze me how unifying music can be, unlike the written word alone, which can often prove more divisive.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: