Where or When ?

Songwriters: HART, LORENZ/RODGERS, RICHARD

When you’re awake, the things you think
Come from the dream you dream
Thought has wings, and lots of things
Are seldom what they seem

Sometimes you think youve lived before
All that you live to day
Things you do come back to you
As though they knew the way

Oh, the tricks your mind can play

It seems we stood and talked like this, before
We looked at each other in the same way then
But I can’t remember where or when

The clothes you’re wearing are the clothes, you wore
The smile you are smiling you were smiling then
But I can’t remember where or when

Some things that happened for the first time
Seem to be happening again

And so it seems that we have met before
And that we laughed before, also loved before
But who knows where or when

What is ‘love”?
Where did it come from?
Is it just an emotion?
Did it begin with that first glance?
Were you aware that you were witnessing the birth of love?
Do you run or do you stay?

Love can be compared to a dream. The dream can be a joyous one or it can sometimes become a nightmare. Circumstances make the difference.
Let us regard the joyous dream. When recalled, we are able to live again, if only momentarily, the intensity and fervor of the passionate joy of love. We are able to love and love again, and again because it is our nature to be able to love. If circumstance should take our loved one away are we then doomed to remain without love for the remainder of our life? Emphatically, no. At the passing of a loved one our passion and love as a dream may go dormant but is awakened and revived if circumstance so dictates.
We were born with the capacity to love and love again and again.

Gen. 2:18 “It is not good for man to be alone”
It is the way that we were created. Incidentally, when the word “man” is used in the bible
it usually means “mankind” which is inclusive of both male and female. If I said “tiger” or “elephant”
you would not know if I meant male or female unless I specified which one I meant.

Death has twice taken my wife from me. After my first wife passed away I thought that was the end of marriage for me. Happily I was wrong and eventually my heart awaked and responded to a new exciting love. Love is a most joyful experience. This time, however, it lasted only
six years, four months and eight days before cancer and eventually death took my second wife.
Once again my love is dormant but the memory of my two loves comfort me. Will I love again?
It is difficult for me to say as now I not only remember the joy of two wonderful marriages but I also remember the anguish and pain. I believe I am still capable of another love but, in truth, I am really not looking. Could I be so fortunate to find another true love? Some have not been
blessed to have even one good marriage while I have been truly blessed with two.
I enjoy loving and caring for someone and sharing all that life has blessed me with.

As in the lyrics of the song above, should you, whoever you are, come into my life will I also be saying,

“It seems we stood and talked like this before
We looked at each other in the same way then
But I can’t remember where or when.
The clothes you’re wearing are the clothes, you wore
The smile you are smiling you were smiling then
But I can’t remember where or when

Some things that happened for the first time
Seem to be happening again

And so it seems that we have met before
And that we laughed before, also loved before
But who knows where or when”?

For more on matters of love and relationships please see earlier archives from November 2011
through the first few months of 2012.

For “As I See It”
I am,
Roy Lamont

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