Do you ever hear the beginning of a song and just have to change it?
I do not know why, but for some reason “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran does that to me.
Now before you close down this post, please hear me out. I am about to pour out my soul here.
This song has been out for awhile now and it never connected with my soul. Every time I heard it in passing I would sort of cringe and I think it is because I thought he was talking about a “perfect love.” I heard the part about being children and being in love and it must have triggered me or something.
I just listened to the song and lyrics and realized that it isn’t so bad.
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favourite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel in person
And she looks perfect
I don’t deserve this
You look perfect tonight
The words are pretty sweet. It sounds like they met young and maybe took each other for granted, but were meant to be together. I like that he refers to her as the strongest woman he knows. I DON’T like when he says “Your heart is all I own.”
On the other hand, when I hear the intro to “Thinking Out Loud” my heart still skips a beat every time and I turn the music up and take a ride down memory lane to the year we first met and I look forward to the future. I think it must have been the lines:
Your Soul Could Never Grow Old It’s Evergreen
That is still one of my favorite love songs to this day…
So why am I hating on the concept of a “perfect love?” Could it be that I am jaded? Maybe a little. But the real reason is that I know that love is not and should not be perfect. Especially not in the beginning.
“Too good to be true” is very real in the realm of love. If something seems too good to be true; it probably is. And if someone says, “I only want to make you happy.” That could be a red flag too.
People in relationships should be complete and free individuals who come together and form a team. Their love blossoms over time and through the ups and downs of life.
I guess I said it well when I was heartbroken and lost back in 2012:
Back then I was convinced that I was lost and broken. And yes, I was beautifully broken, but not as lost as I thought because I still feel the same way.
Love takes time… To say the least and may never end up being perfect, but when it is true it feels so real.
And looking back I am glad that I went through the heartbreak and pain and kissed a few frogs before finding my King ❤
Looking back I am glad that I didn’t end up with some of the people I dated in the past. Set your heights high and don’t fall in love with an idea or settle out of loneliness or convenience. You are worth-it and you deserve the VERY BEST and NOTHING Less.
Never settle for anything less than butterflies.
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo