FOR THE LONGEST TIME

Today I woke up to this song of Billy Joel in my head…”for the longest time, oh oh oh, for the longest time…”

Haven’t heard it in ages, so I played it and listened to the lyrics with so much awe and the biggest smile that it became my new favorite self-love song.
I interpret it in a way that it talks about those moments when after a long time of surrendering to our work or to what is happening around us, you finally hear your heart’s voice again.
That moment when you feel home, when happiness and inspiration brighten up your day like a series of serendipitous encounters showering you even on the rainiest of all summer days.
Genuine self love is the supreme discipline of all self-care practices.
It’s when you don’t take your thoughts too serious and let the heart speak of gratitude, of your existence, of your path and of the abundance you live in. It’s when you don’t take your life so seriously, when you zoom out and have that macro view upon this planet, showing us how tiny we are and just as tiny all our daily troubles are.
And although I know that nothing lasts forever, I will enjoy and honor this conscious moment until the next time my heart wakes up in bliss and awe again.
And that is when I remember. I remember that voice in the hall, which is the greatest miracle of all, and how I need it and how it needed me.
This song tells the whole story. Not only about finding yourself again, but also about the hopes and longings that we go through each day, trying hard to recreate this moment, which is not possible, as change is ever present. And then I remember. When I let go and say goodbye at night, that there is music left to write. And I know that happiness goes on, that’s where I found myself, and who knows how much further we’ll go on.

All I know is that I want to hold on to my heart, and I don’t care what consequence it brings, I fully dive into this moment and intent to hold it for the longest time.

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Oh, oh, oh
For the longest time
Oh, oh, oh
For the longest
If you said goodbye to me tonight
There would still be music left to write
What else could I do
I’m so inspired by you
That hasn’t happened for the longest time

Once I thought my innocence was gone
Now I know that happiness goes on
That’s where you found me
When you put your arms around me
I haven’t been there for the longest time

Oh, oh, oh
For the longest time
Oh, oh, oh
For the longest
I’m that voice you’re hearing in the hall
And the greatest miracle of all
Is how I need you
And how you needed me too
That hasn’t happened for the longest time

Maybe this won’t last very long
But you feel so right
And I could be wrong
Maybe I’ve been hoping too hard
But I’ve gone this far
And it’s more than I hoped for

Who knows how much further we’ll go on
Maybe I’ll be sorry when you’re gone
I’ll take my chances
I forgot how nice romance is
I haven’t been there for the longest time

I had second thoughts at the start
I said to myself
Hold on to your heart
Now I know the woman that you are
You’re wonderful so far
And it’s more than I hoped for

I don’t care what consequence it brings
I have been a fool for lesser things
I want you so bad
I think you ought to know that
I intend to hold you for the longest time

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