Much of my writing is about love and kindness. I guess you could say, I’m wired to feel complete when I help another or see others help in what ever way possible with the gifts we have.
This quote is from the Norwegian writer Arne Garborg. He was born January 25, 1851 and died January 14, 1924. He lived nearly 73 years.
“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.”
The quote is telling and for many of us, our song is never sung or understood. There lies within each of us, a song, a melody, our music … that completes us in the moments of our days.
There is a song from the movie Rigoletto about this Melody as well. The lyrics tell all and express the desire each of us has to be heard, to be seen, to be loved … to be wanted.
I saw the film nearly twenty years ago, when I was father, raising my children. The story is entertaining, heartwarming and also exposes the fear in others who do not listen for the song of a stranger.
In our lives, in our families or in our circle of friends, each of us are unique and sing our song. So many times, the beautiful within us is squelched, trampled on and ignored until the notes are no more or locked deep inside us, for only us to feel.
If only each of us were blessed to have even that one person to sing our song to us, our world would be a completely different place and love and kindness would blanket us in joy, forever and a day.
If I may suggest, for those reading this post … look to those in your life without judgement or desire or needs of your own. Listen closely and watch them and how they flutter when they are singing.
Love them with all your heart and perhaps they will, hear your melody too.