The old Bee Gees song lyric was,
“It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away…”
Words are what make us unique from every other species on the planet.
We communicate in language… in words.
I may occasionally use the wrong word with the right intention and be completely misunderstood.
On rarer occasions still, because my tone was correct, or my inflection convincing, your own five sense look past the words as they fall on your ears, and see my heart loving you, beyond any word known to man.
When our eyes meet, when I feel the gentle stroke of your hand on mine, is it any wonder that I struggle to put two words into a sentence that make sense to the world?
When we say the exact same thing, at the exact same time, and laugh out loud at the timing of such a silly thing, it’s not really the words at all… it’s the connection we share, the fleeting intimate moments of oneness.
You know when I say bass-akwards, the meaning is something else.
Just like when I heard you say, “It’s so morantic,” I knew exactly what you meant.
So, proving the old Bee Gees song is in fact just good lyrical writing, it’s not about the words so much at all is it?
In the end, it’s about being…
and … first, last, and always…
It’s about us.
And I choose us.