To Know You Is To Love You

Blog 2649 – 01.29.2023

To Know You Is To Love You

There is something quite noble about people taking a stand and announcing their intentions. It is a bold and courageous thing to do. The grand gesture is often ridiculed, yet such professions of devotion still inspire.

Yesterday, my lovely and loving wife, whose mind I have never truly understood, but who has for this last almost year been troubles by voices no one else can hear, came to me yesterday morning and said, “Have you decided what you are going to do about us?” Without a moment’s hesitation I replied, “I’m gonna love you like nobody’s loved you come rain or come shine.” It rained yesterday and is expected to for the better part of this week. We had a very good day yesterday. We ate out together for lunch and even saw the new Avatar movie, sharing popcorn and a drink, an act that has long been for us as sacred as Holy Communion.

Almost a year ago I realized that Linda was slipping away from me a little bit at a time. For the first time she said those most scary words between lovers, “Who are you?” And I saw in her eyes that she really did not recognize me. Probably one of the saddest lines in song is, “You’ll never know me if you don’t know now.”

I think we all fear being unknown, being forgotten, no longer being recognized, and becoming invisible. These are foolish thoughts for as the wise man once wrote, “Today we see as through a glass darkly, but then we shall know even as we are known.”

So hear and sing a truer and happier song, “To know, know, know you is to love, love, love you and I do, and I do, and I do.”

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

Bobby Vinton – To Know You Is To Love You (1969)

Bobby Vinton – To Know You Is To Love You (1969)

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