Blog 2416 – 06.06.2022
Feeling Loved Sets Us Free
The Righteous Brothers of my youth had several hit songs and one that I recall is “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.” A younger Maverick fighter pilot played by Tom Cruise in the original Top Gun movie used the song to try to pick up an attractive young woman in a bar played by Kelly McGillis.
Mating rituals are all about making the other feel loved and wanted. But isn’t it wonderful when the line become real, not just for the pursued but for the pursuer as well. It is as the Beauty and the Beast theme song says, “A Tale as old as time…when somebody bends unexpectedly.”
Many is the man and woman as well who has pretended to love to get what they wanted only to find that somewhere along the line, to quote Harrison Ford’s character’s line to the lovely Julia Ormond in the 1995 remake of Sabrina when she asks him, “How can I ever believe you after you lied to me?” His reply to her is classic, “First it was a lie, and then it was a dream…”
The famous line about truth is that the truth will set you free. Feeling truly loved has a way of doing that best and changing hearts and minds in ways nothing else can. I am thinking of a motivational saying that seems to fit here: “Fake it till you make it.” We who have experienced heartache and disappointments in love often build thick impenetrable walls around our hearts and close our minds to offers that seem too good to be true.
Still a well-written and well-sung love song has the power to get passed the guards and make us dare to believe someone really could love us and that we could love again. Dare to feel loved, and dare to love.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Beauty and the Beast