Okay, so I was a giant dork or fool and flippin’ forgot to turn off my work alarm on my phone so it went off at the usual 5:15 a.m. on my “Saturday” morning (I work Tuesday through Saturday). Ugh. I tried to go back to sleep but to no avail. Darn it! Hate how the brain starts functioning and can’t seem to shut it off.
Well, anyway, so I’m up. The first thing that pops into my head is a song called “More Love” by Tim O’Brien. Right now with all the craziness and in light of the Boston Marathon bombings, it feels appropriate to post this. I know when tragedy hits and once the culprit(s) are found, the reaction is to hate and be angry. Anger is certainly justified, even hate is to a point. The problem is that hate and anger simply breeds more of it. Why do you suppose terrorists are so successful? In my mind they’re just glorified bullies. They want you to react, just like any bully does because then they win.
Okay so being the bigger person can suck. It’s true. It’s not easy and can at times feel like it’s not the right thing to do but the way I see it, it has to be better than responding with hate and anger. I don’t particularly care to give those people the satisfaction.
So here it is – “More Love.” I couldn’t find a version of it by Tim on YouTube that I wanted so it’s the Dixie Chicks, whom I adore. It’s a wonderful song that also talks about bridging the distances couples face as time marches on and we forget to have more love. I’m also including The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love.” Another appropriate tune for the times. We need more, not less.
The dogs are just too cute not to share. 🙂