Friday, December 17, 2010

Is THIS Really, Truly Possible?

Could a man this passionate--with this much heart--really exist in our big old world? Can a man really feel the emotions conveyed in this song? Or are these songs so successful because it is what we want, but will never experience?

Hmm, those questions smell strongly of cynicism, I'm afraid. That's not good.

I believe true love exists. Honestly. I'm just not so naive to think it happens for everyone. It doesn't. That's the cold, hard truth.

Oh, I keep-on-keepin'-on and hold tightly to that little thing called hope (fate and I have our issues). But, after Mr. Bo Tangles, as well as recent stories coming from friends about their love lives, I can't stop the doubt from creeping into my mind.

This song represents the kind of love I'm so hoping for...the kind my heart longs to find its home with. But with eligible bachelors like Mr. Bo Tangles on the loose, my heart grows weary and somewhat gag-ish...if that is even possible...which I tend to think it times when your date finds one windblown strand of hair utterly offensive or spits his half-chewed food up on the table. 

Give a listen to a truly beautiful song. Aren't we all looking for this? But is it a beautiful illusion or a scarce reality? 

Assuming it does exist and there is simply a shortage on love like this, how on earth do we ever, ever expect to find it?

Have a tissue ready. I always get a little misty eyed when I hear it.

*Note: Apologies if there is a brief advertisement before the video


  1. Cherry: Oh, I agree. Truthfully, I wouldn't want a "perfect" man. Nobody is perfect. I would think perfection can be quite boring. ;)

    I'm just wondering if there is even a right one for everyone. "They" say there is, but I'm not so sure...and maybe that's the answer--maybe we never really know. Although, I like to believe when it's right, every inch of you knows. It's like going around in a circle sometimes, isn't it? Ah, well, what can you do?

  2. I believe that there is a right one for each and everyone of us. We just have to wait because we don't find them - they find us. :)

  3. Awww. I'd never heard that song before. Thank you for sharing it. I love finding new songs to listen to. I agree with Cherry-there are no perfect men-just men who are perfect for us.

    One day you (and I) will find ours. I don't blame you for being disheartened after Mr. Bo Tangles though...he would put a wrench in anyone's plans to find love. He was just plain creepy.

  4. Perfect men/women don't exist. I don't believe there are perfect men/women for certain people either. There are people who we find are close enough and then we put up with the little idiosyncrasies.

  5. I disagree with George - I believe there IS a perfect person for everyone, we just have to find them. And when I say perfect, I mean perfect only in the eyes of the people involved. But I totally relate to this post! I'm not jaded,but I'm not wearing rose colored glasses either. Keep hope alive and all that! :)

  6. LOVE this song. One of my faves by Keith Urban. Of course, I don't think there is a song I don't like by him. LOL

    I'm with Jewels and Yvonne - they will be perfect to the eye of the beholder. Bo Tangles was just, um, a dick and unfortunately there are a lot of guys out there like that. But there are a lot of them that aren't, we just have to wade through a lot of Bo Tangles to get there. Hope you wore your floaties. :o)

  7. If it makes you feel better, this song was one that my severely abusive boyfriend used to play whenever he was pissed off at me so he didn't slap me across the room. I don't know what's worse; being single, or being in a hellish relationship. Don't be so eager to fall in love, honey. Men are trouble.

    Besides, ALL relationships are work, whether or not it's "the one". I think Mike and I are soul mates, but damn straight, we argue, and he's NOT a super tender-hearted person. I wouldn't want another emotional person in the house. Stay strong!

  8. Fantastic song... probabbly should have read this post first before I commented on the other. Oops! :)

    Hard truth is, the old traditional young love is still out there. But at our age (I'm 36) it still exists but if different ways than what we once thought of as our fairy tales.

    Decide what's really important to you... your deal breakers. Make them real, honest, and realistic. Then, stop looking. He'll find you when he's ready.

  9. I am seriously in love with Keith Urban, and I love this post :) That is all.

  10. People, not men and not women, but people are trouble.
    Holding on for Mr. or Mrs. Right can only end in disillusionment, loneliness and ultimately sorrow.
    A positive acceptance of our mortality, our humanness is the right way ahead because NOBODY is without baggage and issues.
    I admire you Frisky because you are intelligent, you have integrity and your Blog has educated me a lot in the feminine view of the world.
    However, I feel that you and nearly all of your friends here, (the ones that leave comments), are too wrapped up in the dream of a perfect relationship with a perfect man to see the real secret of a harmonious relationship with someone.
    There are no perfect men. There are no perfect people. We are all insecure, self serving egoists at least once in our lives. Accept it and move on.
    Whatever your dreams are, cancel them and open the goal posts a bit to ensnare a few more than just Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
    Don't take dross but do take normalcy, companionship and humour with all its hairy backed, hog snoring quirks :-)

  11. R.R.-I addressed the fictitious notion of perfection in the post immediately following this one. I'm not sure how THIS post in any possible way speaks to me looking for perfection. I am not--never have, never will. I do seek the basic cornerstones of humanity: trust, honesty, and love. If that equates to seeking perfection, then so be it.

    I don't dream of a perfect relationship--I dream only of LOVE, real, true love. Period. My head certainly isn't in the clouds, but I will not cancel my dreams of a relationship built on trust, honestly, and love. To me, these are pretty basic expectations, and nothing having to do with perfection.

    And, gotta tell you, Brad Pitt doesn't do it for me, nor does George Clooney.

    Personally, I look to the heart and soul of a man, not his outward appearance. It doesn't matter how handsome a man may be if his soul isn't beautiful.

  12. After all, "Love isn't about the finding the perfect person. Love is about seeing the imperfect person, perfectly."