My hair stylist asked me yesterday if I was still “fascinated” with your country song, Love Is Your Name…and with you!
Last I was in, I told her of my “fascination”! She laughed and, I swear, nearly pee-ed her pants. Not because of you, but because it was coming from a Jesus loving, down to earth, fairly straight laced, 50 something, classically trained music girl.
YES…I was still fascinated!!!
Honestly, it is more than just you…though we both commented about your splendid hair! Appropriate!
I love the way you hum at the beginning of the song. It’s like you are drinking in…
a most pleasing thought,
the joy of the moment.
I’m a lyric listener and love what you are saying in this song…for your muse to come, for the next thing to come into your life that is truly a love, a passion. I loved that! I need that! I pray that a lot….
God, please bring me a passion…something I will love doing that brings meaning and purpose to this life of mine.
Yes…I’d walk through the fire (hard things), run through the rain (with joy), and wait for forever (oh the patience and looonnnggg suffering) if love is your name….
if what I’m to do next is my passion,
my life well lived.
You seem to have had many passions and LOVES come into your life…and taken them to their fullest. Some may not have been all that great in your life…and yet…here you are…
still full of life,
And that is where you come in. Yes…you, yourself, are an muse of inspiration to this girl. I really only knew you as the poster boy of “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” lead singer. BUT…
You’ve survived drug addictions and are in recovery. You’ve survived all kinds of relationships and still want to love. You’ve used your gift, almost lost it, and still using it all these years later to encourage people.
You put all of your self in when you sing.
You are wide open and not afraid to tell your story.
You are not afraid to be YOU.
I happen to watch an interview you did with someone…can’t remember who…where the interviewer said to you, “People think you are egotistical.” Your response hit me in the gut.
You said, “Ego is what has made me.”
There is such a bad rap for the EGO. And yet, if we could all just hold on to the part that makes us brave…
Brave to do.
To go for things.
To step out.
To be our selves!
Maybe we’d all become more of what God wants for us.
To truly be ourselves. To live as God made us to be…for Him and others.
Thank you, Steven Tyler, for the song and for being you…all your messy, fun, totally living-out-loud, inspiriting self.
Loving Your Name Today,