Extreme: More Than Words
Last week I promised a special edition of For a Song, and here it is. Now, some of you may be shaking your heads in bafflement. Here is a song that was a huge pop hit. Yeah, it’s an acoustic ballad, but it certainly isn’t folk. What’s going on here?
I present this song without apology. And here’s why. Today, my wife and I are celebrating out 18th wedding anniversary. And More Than Words was our first dance as husband and wife. In the full bloom of young love, this song called to us. It describes a love where words are unnecessary, where thoughts and hearts are joined. The idea that communication between two people could be so perfect was very appealing to us at that point.
18 years later, I find that there are times when words are needed. But there are still those magic moments when we look at each other, and we both giggle. At those times, we know that we are still able to have the same thought at the same time, without a word spoken. In those moments, to quote the song, we “already know”.
I dedicate this post to my wife of 18 years and counting, Janice, with love.