Proof of Love

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It’s not enough to be human, you know.
Being human leads to disappointment and pain,
to wounding ourselves
and the people who are brave enough to risk loving us.
Being human leads to devastation and longing.
But it’s all we got.
And love is pretty good.

As if humans are capable of proving anything important,
people ask for proof that god exists.
Show me proof that love exists.
Or jealousy.
Or the all-encompasing electric energy that invisibly entwines unexpected lovers.
Or the nearly-tangible forcefield we encircle around our children.
But, it’s better to feel pain than nothing at all.
Simply, because we are human.

So keep your head up
keep your love
Keep your head up
my love
Keep your head up
keep your love

It’s not enough to love, you know.
To love requires deep, nourishing inhales
and complete, liberating exhales.
To love requires bravery without medals.
Love requires a letting-go that simultaneously carves and heals your heart
And a lonely knowing that there is no proof of the scars that hold you together.
But, it’s better to feel pain than nothing at all.
Simply, because love is what keeps us human.

~ jrb 

PRESS PLAY:

 

Stubborn Love, The Lumineers
She’ll lie and steal, and cheat, and beg you from her knees
Make you think she means it this time
She’ll tear a hole in you, the one you can’t repair
But I still love her, I don’t really care
When we were young, oh, oh, we did enough
When it got cold, ooh, ooh, we bundled up
I can’t be told, ah, ah, it can’t be done
It’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all
The opposite of love’s indifference
So pay attention now, I’m standing on your porch screaming out
And I won’t leave until you come downstairs
So keep your head up, keep your love
Keep your head up, my love
Keep your head up, keep your love
And I don’t blame you dear for running like you did all these years
I would do the same, you’d best believe
And the highway signs say we’re close but I don’t read those things anymore
I never trusted my own eyes
When we were young oh, oh, we did enough
When it got cold, ooh, ooh we bundled up
I can’t be told, ah, ah, it can’t be done
So keep your head up, keep your love
Keep your head up, my love
Keep your head up, keep your love
Head up, love
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