Thursday, May 29, 2014

Of Song Titles, Love and Death and the Things That Matter Most

I was in gradeschool when I started hearing this song. I still wasn't good at figuring out the lyrics (that or understanding English at all) so I went by and fell in love with the melody. I hard a hard time figuring out what this song's title was because I didn't know the lyrics and the tone-deaf in me is also not helping me figure this song's title. My cousin Ingrid, finally, told me what the title was and since then, this song have made it through my tracks from cassette tapes, CDs and now MP3s.

On days when I wanted to act in front of the mirror for no particular reason, as some would recall this phase in our chilhood, I would play this song and without effort, my eyes would well up. And then later on, when I already was able to comprehend the lyrics, I fell in love with the song again. 

But only when I was able to actually experience things (beyond understanding the language it is saying) like death and love was I able to fully relate to this song. 
This has got to be my life soundtrack. And then Moon River. 

This throwback post is for Jai and Luv. 
Because what matters most is that we loved at all.

 It's not how long we held each other's hand
What matters is how well we loved each other
It's not how far we travelled on our way
Of what we found to say
It's not the spring you see, but all the shades of green

It's not how long I held you in my arms
What matters is how sweet the years together
It's not how many summertimes we had to give to fall
The early morning smiles we tearfully recall
What matters most is that we loved at all.

Ps. Kenny Rankin sing What Matters Most. Kenny Rankin. Karen Raagas. What are the odds, eh?

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