A Letter To A Girl Who Was
I was made to love her,
Worship and adore her,
Hey, hey, hey.
All through thick and thin
Our love just wonâ€™t end,
â€˜Cause I love my baby, love my baby. Ah!
My baby loves me,
My baby needs me,
And I know I ainâ€™t going nowhere.
I was knee high to a chicken
When that love bug bit me,
I had the fever with each passing year.
Oh, even if the mountain tumbles,
If this whole world crumbles,
By her side Iâ€™ll still be standing there.
â€˜Cause I was made to love her,
I was made to live for her, yeah!
Ah, I was made to love her,
Built my world all around her,
Hey, hey, hey.â€
I Was Made To Love Her– Stevie Wonder
Hey woman, it is me again. Yeah, I know you canâ€™t figure out what I see or why I keep this up. Youâ€™re tactile and concrete in your world view. The queen of low expectations who likes to think that she is logical and rational, but I know better. You are one crazy broad and I donâ€™t care.
I donâ€™t care because you are the one who fills me up and makes me happy. You drive me crazy with some of your completely ridiculous habits and your nonsensical proclamations. No one does a better job of infuriating me. No one makes me angrier and no one makes me feel sadder. I once told you that you were the best thing and the worst thing that ever happened to me.
How is that for a start to a love letter. But the reasons I love you canâ€™t be written down and checked off like some cockamamie grocery list. You canâ€™t apply logic to love and you canâ€™t ignore your heart. You can try and ignore it, you can come up with reasons to stay angry and use those to keep me at a distance. You can come up with a million reasons why it shouldnâ€™t happen and so can I.
As a matter of fact I have. I know why and how. I get it and I dismiss it because as your partner I am the one who understands dreams and recognizes that sometimes we can be more than we are. I know these things because they occupy a place inside me that cannot be ignored or dismissed. I canâ€™t forget or ignore who I am without you and who I am with you.
Canâ€™t pretend that it didnâ€™t happen. Canâ€™t ignore the past, but I can see the future. Can see the possibilities and I canâ€™t stop chasing them. Canâ€™t pretend that a life without you is the kind that I want to live. Donâ€™t go off half cocked and worry that I am going to kill myself because that is not going to happen. I am too freaking strong for that, too stupid and too stubborn.Too crazy by half to wreck the chance of holding you again.
If it never happens that will be tragic and the angels will weep and the heavens will open up with a torrential downpour and a lightning storm such as the world has never seen. But it would be nothing compared to the storm that rages within me at the idea of just giving up. Nothing compared to the pain I feel at the thought of not trying.
So as I tell you now and have said before- I will jump headfirst into the flames. I will burn and ache because you are worth it to me. I will do it because you brought me back to life. You rescued me when I had no idea that I was almost dead. You took my heart and taught it to beat and soothed my soul. You reminded me that the world is filled with magic and helped me recognize that there is something more out there.
Is it hard to read this. Is it hard to write. Is it all difficult and crazy. Yes to all of the above. There is a class out there that we can teach and many that we should take together. There is a world that is waiting for us and a chance to be the people that we want to be. We donâ€™t have to wear these shackles or to be prisoners of circumstances.
Take my handâ€¦pleaseâ€¦I donâ€™t beg anyone or lay my throat bare for anyone. You know this, you have always known it. So to the one person who sees me for who I am I ask, take my hand. If you do I promise one hell of a ride. Stop blushing, I didnâ€™t mean it that way, but ok, go ahead and blush â€˜cuzâ€¦well you know.
Give me your hand and I will make like Samson and tear down the walls of this prison. Give me your hand and I will be Popeye on spinach and Bluto will have no hope. Take my hand and fly for a while. Live your dreams, donâ€™t dream your life.
Justine April 6, 2011 at 6:21 am
Love everything about this. And this part? “I will burn and ache because you are worth it to me. I will do it because you brought me back to life. You rescued me when I had no idea that I was almost dead.” Oh boy do I know what you mean. Our partners sometimes bring out the best and worst in us. Thankfully (and hopefully) the tumultuous ride with mine is over but it doesn’t mean it’s all going to be smooth-sailing for now. But at least we have each other, and we’re willing to work towards our dreams together.
For your sake, I hope she will take your hand too. What a trip that would be, huh?
Jack April 6, 2011 at 11:39 am
A true partnership makes a significant difference. Even if you don’t always see eye to eye it makes a huge impact upon life.
Jotter Girl April 6, 2011 at 4:34 am
I hope she takes your hand.
Did Stevie Wonder really write “knee high to a chicken”?
Jack April 6, 2011 at 11:38 am
As far as I know he wrote it. Suppose that it is possible that he didn’t, but…