All the beauty that's been lost before
wants to find us again
Oh the milestones U2 has played soundtrack to in our life...
When my husband and I were first dating in high school I showed up at his window one late night. As I stayed the night over, sleeping on his chest, the entire album of Achtung Baby played on repeat to drown out any talking we did. He fell asleep, but I was too excited to be there with him to sleep. I just laid there listening to it over and over "Love is blindness...I don't wanna see, won't you wrap the night, around me..." Fast forward to the morning he deployed to Iraq, three kids later and living on post housing. I was terrified and my heart was breaking in a million pieces having to say goodbye to him not knowing the outcome of his return. We had this tiny kitchen that made an L-shape in the townhouse, and we danced... "In a little while surely you'll be mine, in a little while I'll be there, in a little while this hurt will hurt no more I'll be home,...love....When the night takes a deep breath, and the daylight has no end, if I crawl, if I come crawling home, will you be there?" I'll never forget that dance.
Imagine now the beauty of this new release by U2, as we rebuild our lives and re-learn about love and healing after so much turmoil... "The sea wants to kiss the golden shore, the sunlight warms your skin. All the beauty that's been lost before wants to find us again... I can't fight you anymore, it's you I'm fighting for. The sea throws rock together but time leaves us polished stones. We can't fall any further, if we can't feel ordinary love. We cannot reach any higher, if we can't deal with ordinary love..." So to this, this morning, we danced. And my husband sings it to me with his acoustic guitar and rusty voice. And U2 keeps soundtracking...and I love.
Life is amazing and beautiful.