Just some thoughts:
I loved the Everly Brothers, still do.
“Dream, Dream,” may be one of the best all time songs from the rock- n’- roll era. Phil and Don, the Everly Brothers. Just hearing that song today can send me into an emotional funk. Saw them along with Simon and Garfunkel a few years back when they appeared here in Nashville. Also, saw them in other appearances during my high school, rock-n’- roll days.
One of them lives about twenty-five miles south of where I do. I have driven by his house. I would love to meet, sit and talk with him. They had a song called “Love Hurts,” somewhat of a hit for them many years ago. A lot of artists have recorded it over the years. Emmylou Harris and many others. The song tells the facts of how “love can hurt.” Anyone who has been in love and in particular lost at love will not argue that fact.
In recent years I have come to really appreciate C.S .Lewis and his works. Last year I even took a college course on the Life and Times of C.S. Lewis. Lewis once wrote:
will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to
make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies, and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The only place outside heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is…Hell.
Love hurts, doesn't it. That line does not need a question mark.
November 19, 2010