Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible joy. 1 Peter 1:8
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Taylor Swift and Dissatisfaction
Is it bad that I like Taylor but I’m about to do a bit of a rant?
This may be just me, though, so put down the eggs and tomatoes and whatever else you’re about to throw at me.
I’m listening to “Begin Again”, which is my favorite song on Red.
And although this is one of the few songs on her record that has a happy ending, I still feel like the overall message is negative.
I’m breaking for her, and how she’s had to change herself and what she likes (“He always said he didn’t get this song, but I do—I do”) because of this relationship. She’s been thinking all “love ever does is break, and burn, and end.” And hear me out, cuz I don’t attribute this feeling to the fact that she was with a jerk.
Tragedy is the only ending of a relationship without the right focus.
Heartbreak is all you will get.
Why is the new cafe-guy going to be any different?
Just to add to the hopeless-ness (for now), I’m not going to lie, the song makes me feel dissatisfied. It makes me want someone to treat me like cafe-guy. It gives me romantic, impractical ideas.
This is also not a rant on romantic song-writing. Romantic song writing is a wonderful thing.
But, for me personally, “Begin Again” makes me want to know where the cycle ends.
Will it always be a beginning that leads to an end?
I, personally, want a forever love.
And although—someday, despite the fact that I’ve told my friends “I WILL NEVER GET MARRIED. LIKE EVER”—I want someone who will love me for 50+ (God willing) years, I also want a forever forever love. I want a love that won’t end with death. That doesn’t depend on life. I want a real love.
It’s pure insanity. You want romantic—check out the fact that God promises completeness. Eternity. He says love NEVER FAILS. Who else in your life will never fail you?
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part,10but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Just what I’ve been thinking. Hope you see what I’m getting at here ;)