We have moved from the long nights and cold weather of January into the month of... love. Love is everywhere - in the air, on the radio, on TV. Everyone is talking about love.
It is, therefore, no wonder that I seem to be hearing lots of love songs. Not the sad love songs about unrequited love or love lost. That would be too much for February to take.
February is about the love songs that tell just how amazing love is.
The most recent of these songs to catch my attention was "She's Everything" by Brad Paisley.
Do men really write such things about women?
I mean, real men - the kind that wear suits and ties, drive SUVs, and coach their kid's teams? Do the men who eat pizza and watch football and drink beer actually have such honest and affectionate thoughts about women? Does the guy in the hardhat or with the grease on his hands, or the one who spends day and night in front of the computer actually take the time to compose such sentiments?
If yes... how do I find one?
I seem to be a magnet for the man who has very few, if any, romantic cells in his body. My guys seem to be fond of announcing, very early in the relationship, in bold, neon colored words, underlined in red... "I do not do flowers, chocolate, Valentine's day, or romantic dinners. No baths, candlelight, etc. And only give gifts when required!"
At least they are honest and up front about it!
For the most part, I am okay with this. I appreciate the honesty, and frankly, am not into much of that stuff myself. That said, I do appreciate the little things that make a moment - the little romantic things that much more when such a man does them.
So the other night I sat, listening to Brad sing about this amazing woman, and contemplated the little romantic things that I have done or have received throughout the years. The little songs I have sung, letters written, e-mail received, gifts and tokens received and given...the various expressions of love that have highlighted my romantic life...
I came to a conclusion. The things that I have received are great and cherished, but...
I want a song.
I want to be the "She" in "She's Everything!"