Music · Places · Self · Travel

To Daughter’s “If You Leave” album

So don’t bring tomorrow ’cause I already know, I’ll lose you. 

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You were the perfect soundtrack for my solitary trips in Europe.

Wherever each of us may be, I believe we need to have that time in our lives wherein we could allow ourselves to let go of the past and the future, to just be, to let ourselves be enveloped by all the sights, sounds and smells of the present as it happens, to be strong enough to surrender, to be humble enough to admit that we might be wrong all along and to be open enough to let love change us.

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That’s what the mountains and forests of Switzerland, France and Germany have taught me. You’ve been a worthwhile companion in that once-in-a-lifetime part of my journey. I was able to feel and remember better as I listened to you. The coldness and sound of the wind somehow acquired a body of its own, the sunlight danced with more intensity no matter how fleeting it came to be. Thank you. Everything became more meaningful and loving because of you.