Love Wilco 

I love the people in my life, both near and far, and some are very far.

I love love. The very idea of it, and its infinite possibilities, fill me with a profound sense of my life and what I am capable of.

I love to write. Besides writing (now fairly consistently) in my blog the last twenty or so months, I’ve been writing in a journal for over 28 years. I read most all my journals at least once a year. Sometimes I wonder who was that person who was living inside my body. Sometimes, I just want to put my arm around him and tell him everything will be just fine.

I love Wilco. They are one of my all time favourite bands.

And so it was that I came upon this journal entry written in a small but rich leather bound journal with exquisite paper made from natural fibers at 12:52 PM on Thursday 3 July 2009 in Chicago, IL.

Words sung by Jeff Tweedy, the lead singer of Wilco:

I always thought if I held you tightly, you’d always love me like you did back then.

Jeff and I both have found out at different points in our lives, that just because you love someone, doesn’t mean they’ll love you back, at least not in the way you want them to.

Distance had a way of making love understandable.

For the longest time, I really thought those were the actual lyrics when one day I happened to look at the liner notes, “Distance has no way of making love understandable.” That changes the meaning of the line completely! Maybe Jeff believes that time and distance does not make the heart grow fonder.

Food for thought.

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