One of my joys in life is discovering new songs, especially when they hit me ‘just right’. One of the new songs I have discovered is “My Life Would Suck Without You'” Very few love songs, at least in my experience, include the word ‘suck’.
Once I listened to the lyrics, I was even more intrigued. Phrases such as “I know I have my problems, but you’re pretty messed up too” ring true to me. I appreciate the brutal honesty of the song because the person is observing truths not only about her bloved, but herself . The conclusion is that despite the lack of perfection, despite the problems, somehow these two belong together.
In that spirit I would like to say to all the people who have liked me, with or without cause, and to all of those who have disliked me, probably with better cause, I need you and I appreciate your effect on making me whatever it is I am today. I DO have my problems and I am probably “pretty messed up” too. Nevertheless, I have a great life, I have had a great life, and I will most likelycontinue to have a great life.
Above all, to any of my students, past, present or future who ever read this, please remember just one thing. No matter how much we might ‘bug’ each other:
“My life would suck without you!”