Sunday, August 22, 2010

Realistic Views of Love

One of the many reasons why I'm a fan of Andrew Peterson's music is that it's realistic.  Take for example his songs on love/marriage.  His newest cd has one (which has quickly become a favorite) called Dancing in the Minefields telling about the perils of love.  You can watch the video here.  (And yes, it's true--he and his wife really did get their wedding rings for $40 each from a pawn shop down the street.)

A previous cd includes a song titled "Love is a Good Thing," which I tried valiantly to incorporate into our wedding invitations (but was unable to make it work).  Here's a sample of my favorite part of the lyrics:

Like a thief in the night it’ll steal your soul, and that’s a good thing...

It’ll break your will, it’ll change your mind, it’ll loose all the chains of the ties that bind. If you’re lucky you’ll never make it out alive, and that’s a good thing. 

Love is a good thing. It can hurt like a blast from a hand grenade when all that used to matter is blown away. There in the middle of the mess it made you’ll find a good thing.Yes, it’s worth every penny of the price you paid. It’s a good thing. 

Love is a good thing.

Do not fear.

It may seem a strange thing to want to put on a wedding invitation, but the truth is that love (romantic or not) isn't all roses and fairy tales.  Sometimes, it kills you.

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