Last week I had some dental worries that got me down and a little anxious (I've always felt kind of weird and anxious about my teeth: are these little rocks in my mouth really a part of me? and why do they seem so willing to leave early?). Luckily they got resolved this Monday with just a normal filling, but the whole thing got me in a very thoughtful mood, and I was very happy to be able to lean on my partner for a little comfort... In that overdramatic mental space this song surfaced in my memory from more than 20 years ago and I've been listening to it a lot the past few days...
And then this morning I heard of the very sudden passing of an old high school friend. I saw his wife's final message to him on social media... It was simple and heartbreakingly earnest grief.
I'm not suggesting that you make this song your anthem, because you should ideally ground your happiness and health in your self. But we humans simply are not solitary creatures, and if you are lucky to have a truly great life-partner please take the time to be thankful for it and to celebrate it. And if you don't, that's fine too. Do the work on yourself to be your own best partner, and be grateful for the friends that give you an extra boost when that's still not quite enough for life's sometimes overwhelming events...
London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do) by Heather Nova
♪ a very lovely acoustic version
♫ original version backed with some moving rock guitar