I woke up today thinking about love. The alarm went off right in the middle of a very vivid dream. It was a warm summer afternoon and I was sitting on an ornate marble bench overlooking Lake Como. I wasn't surprised when two warm, strong arms enveloped me from behind and a grizzled face pressed a kiss on my cheek. It was my beloved friend George (Clooney). He sat down beside me and from his solemn smile, I knew he wanted to talk. We did. In fact, we talked all about his various relationships with women and how he couldn't seem to find "love". After listening intently, I said to my friend "George, sweetheart, love can be found all around you. It is in the things you say and do. It is in the anonymous kindness you extend to someone. It is the special effort you make to call your friend on their birthday. It is the quiet nod across the room that lets your spouse know you're there. Love is the golden thread that weaves design through our life's fabric. To find love, you must first endeavour to give all your love to others. Only then is the curious yet magical swell of the human heart possible."
Interestingly enough, the fact that George Clooney was my friend in this dream didn't phase me. What concerned me was that he wasn't happy with himself and his life. His quest for love seemed so sad. When I woke up, I immediately felt a sense of relief that I was happy with my life and with the love that weaves itself through it. I love my husband in a way words cannot describe. He is in my heart and in my soul. He is the true love of my life. My love for my son is just as intense and without dimension. He is the most amazing thing I have had a part in creating on this earth. He is my purpose. I love my family, my friends and the people around me. This life is a gift to me. I appreciate each and every day. I am grateful for everything that has come my way, some created and some encountered.
And so this journey with the band is guided by my love for me. By loving myself, I have chosen to keep on giving love to all those in my life.