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I want to know what love is – Thanks, Celtic Thunder

This morning while I was running, the Celtic Thunder’s version of “I want to know what love is” started playing in my ear buds.   Having heard other artists’ renditions, was familiar with the lyrics; my mind went naturally with the music’s flow.  Do you want to listen also while reading the lyrics?  Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4vqSfRQ8G4&list=PLoemii1jXdeCOvYG3zUPyyy_ss1rAcsoQ&index=6

Gonna take a little time, a little time to think things over.
I better read between the lines in case I need it when I’m older

Now this mountain I must climb. . feels like a world upon my shoulders.
Through the clouds I see love shine; it keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life there’s been heartache and pain . . I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve travelled so far to change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is, and I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is, and I know you can show me

I’m gonna take a little time. . .A little time to look around me
cause I’ve got nowhere left to hide

It looks like love has finally found me
In my life there’s been heartache and pain. I don’t know if I can face it again
I can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far to change this lonely life

I wanna know what love is
And I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
And I know you can show me

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The lyrics are provocative.  They convey, depending on the listener, a variety of sentiments, hopes, and dreams.  And, that is fine.

In my case, and even more so as I listen again and again to “I want to know what love is”, I continue confirming that the life of love is a process, a dynamic and joyful process.  Changes and new experiences don’t merely happen.  They also offer opportunities of what love is, and what love can be.

As the song declares, love takes time.  Love also offers us the heights of mountain peaks to glimpse both how far we have come and what can still be ahead.  We take joy in learning from each other, giving to each other, and receiving from each other.  That joy, that sense of completeness, that opportunity to not only be loved, but to give love, stands behind the deep desire of wanting to know what love is

And, Margaret Cameron also knows.