Say you love me and put it in a love song.
I had a small "discussion" the other day with someone about the Erykah Badu song "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)". We were both saying how much we like/love the song. Of course I love the song because I love Hip Hop (the hip hop she's singing about in the song of course). However my comrade thought it was a song about romantic love. When I told him what it was really about, he didn't believe me. Hmmm...
There are many love songs written and sung that a huge number of people mistake for romantic love songs. While driving home from work today, one of them played on my playlist, which prompted me to write this entry about love songs that have not a dern thang to do with romantic love. I guess another thing that prompted this is the realization that I have so much love in my life that is NOT romantic love and I am grateful for that love that I have from friends and family.
Another LOVE SONG that people get confused with romantic love is Brandy by The O'Jays. Y'all, they singing bout a dog!
Rihanna's Umbrella is about friendship pure and simple. I have friends like that and I am a friend like the song describes. Go have a listen and be the judge for yourself.
Self love is important, especially the self love that also lifts others up. When I was growing up, my mom always told me to think highly of myself because if I don't, nobody else will. Granddaddy used to say self preservation is the first law of nature.
I write this post to encourage you to love on yourself more. I'm not encouraging selfishness, but something entirely different. How can you love others if you first do not love yourself? The saying Charity(Love) begins at home means you must love you first in order to love others.
Go on and love you and share the love.