Sunday, March 2, 2008

Measure Your Life in Love


There are days when someone else says it better than I can say it myself. What follows is a song that has stirred me from the beginning measure, when I first heard it back in 1996, and it still has the exact same power over me. It's one of those songs that, every time I hear it, I think, "Someone out there gets it. Someone knows my exact shoe size."

Listen to it twice. At least.

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear
525,600 minutes - how do you measure,
measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets,
in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter,
in strife.
In 525,600 minutes -
how do you measure a year in the life?
How about love?
How about love?
How about love? Measure in love.
Seasons of love.

525,600 minutes...
525,000 journeys to plan.
525,600 minutes -
how can you measure the life of a woman or man?

In truths that she learned,
or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned,
or the way that she died.

It’s time now to sing out,
though the story never ends
let's celebrate, remember
a year in the life of friends.
Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Remember the love! Measure in love.
Seasons of love... Seasons of love.

~RENT, Seasons of Love

2 comments:

  1. Your right it needs a 2nd listen or a 3rd but you get it from the 1st time and it's so true.
    Love ya barb, thanks for sharing that.

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  2. Love ya right back, Gordon! Thanks for being there.

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