Corny but true... sometimes it just takes three words to make your world go round... Not "I love you" but "stay here tonight"... I am not condoning casual sex, rather the concept of just being wanted...
The idea of love has been overrated and overused. Love seems to be this mystical sappy syrup that is lapped by doe-eyed lovelies not mere mortals like ourselves. In my humble opinion, love is the acceptance and tolerance of two people, taking in their faults and idiosyncrasies and making them into something beautiful that only those two people can understand. That to me is real love...
Going back to the idea of "stay here tonight".. The lyrics of the song read,
"I don't want you to
I don't want you to leave, Yeah!
Stay here tonight, stay here tonight
Cause when your around me,
Everything's right, don't go!
Oh, don't leave me alone..
I need you, I need you...
You grab your coat and I'm dying
But I know that you’re still deciding, Yeah!
Cause nobody’s moving
Time stops and everything’s quiet
I'm hanging on for my life and you
You don't even see it!
Then you come in closer
And baby it's not over
Till I hear you say, till I hear you say
Maybe I am feeling overly sentimental but for me, that's more precious than the sappy confectionary sugary concept of love that is manufactured in most media.. Or the in-your-face sexual tones in most music.. Just two people who cant let go of each other and just want to be with each other... can't bear to be apart.. that's romance folks...
I am sure I overthink things, I am only human, afterall.. I had a weekend with a certain someone, away from family and friends... we ended up in a foreign country and I swear, it was the happiest 3 days I've had in a long time. I know I wasn't in love and I am sure he wasn't in love with me but we had conversation, amazing sex (come on, what else can you do with 3 days and hormones raging... watch tv?!)and we were just ourselves.. Of course, later on I found out he had another girlfriend and he was going through issues with her and I just happened to be there... But still, that won't erase the feeling of openness and just acceptance I felt for 3 days.. We talked about everything, ourselves, politics, the news at the time, food... it was great. I just hope he felt the same way, and maybe in some way he changed thanks to that weekend. I know I did, because after that weekend, I realized I do deserve better and I need to move on..
Moving on is another story for another day..
Stay here tonight - Enrique Iglesias