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Monday, July 16, 2012

Mix-tape Monday: As You Wish

"And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva..."
(If you don't recognize that quote, I'm putting you on a 10 minute friendship freeze.)

The past two weeks have been filled with love. I witnessed the marriage of two "for-lifers". I've spent time with awesome friends whom I love, and they love me in return. I've dissected the pros and cons of dating in today's world. And a dear friend lost the love of her life.

So yeah...LOVE has been the topic of conversation lately.

Love comes in all sorts of forms and produces all sorts of feelings in people. I'm naturally pretty gun-shy about expressing and experiencing love. I've threatened a couple of guys with a "punch in the wiener" if they used the L-word. Even with my best friends, people I would consider as my sisters, I don't throw the word around lightly. I think the most beautiful love stories are the ones when you love someone, you have to let them go; that's could explain why I love Atonement, The Way We WereJane Eyre and Mansfield Park.
(Do you see a trend here?)

Maybe it's the rainy weather or hormones or my uber-sweet white mocha latte..but I'm in a morose and unrequited love kind of mood. So here's one of my many heart-broken-but-happy-about-it playlists:

  • "In My Life" by The Beatles ~ Thank you, John Lennon, for penning the words to emotions I didn't know I needed to express.
  • "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" by Iron & Wine ~ If you can get over the Twilight association, it's a lovely song.
  • "Reflecting Light" by Sam Phillips ~ Sam Phillips did all the music for Gilmore Girls and, now, Bunheads. Her voice is one-of-a-kind; just listening to it takes me to a mellow, wonderful place. This is the song where Lorelei discovers "Luke can waltz". 
  • "Tim McGraw" by Taylor Swift ~ Love her or hate her, Taylor knows about having a broken heart. She lost her summer love, but she can still remember him and wish him the best.
  • "Mona Lisa" by Grant-Lee Phillips ~ Another Gilmore Girls shout-out, Grant-Lee played Star Hollow's troubadour. "Mona Lisa" is playing during the Firelight Festival in season 4.
  • "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones ~ Norah Jones' voice makes me want to cuddle in a sweater with a big cup of coffee and Jane Austen novel while I watch the snow fall. What does this have to do with love? Well...
  • "Baby Blue Eyes" by A Rocket to the Moon ~ Yes, I've already mentioned this song. But you know what? It's that amazing! 
  • "Try a Little Tenderness" by Ottis Redding ~ When I think of pure and unadulterated love, I think of Duckie's dance in Pretty In PinkThis is love, people.
  • "When I'm Sixty Four" by The Beatles ~ If you didn't have your own Duckie at the age of sixteen, you can hope to find one by the time you're sixty-four. 

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