“But Above All Things, I Wish You Love.”

Via on Aug 21, 2013

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We’ve all heard the other versions.

The Whitney version, anyway. And maybe if you were really a fan you sought out the Dolly Parton version.

This version, on the other hand, hits every little place where you’ve really felt love—and had to let go.

Josh Weathers performed this in a Dallas theatre two years ago, and dedicated it to his mom:

(If the crescendo at 4:46 does nothing for you, please check your pulse again.)

It’s corny, because we’ve heard it so many times, but that doesn’t make it any less poignant if you let yourself feel it. We all feel that sappy, raw, tenderhearted crescendo sometimes; it’s a big part of why we’re here.

Make a wish for everyone you have loved, do love or will love. For love that you’ve been silent about, and love you’ve shouted to whoever will listen. Look out at the gorgeous full moon and any remaining stars and make a wish.

Above all things, I wish you love.

 

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Ed: Bryonie Wise

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Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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4 Responses to ““But Above All Things, I Wish You Love.””

  1. Becki says:

    Just what I needed today, shivers…chills, a pang in my heart…and then a smile. Thank you. :)

  2. Marci says:

    He rocked it!

  3. tinawadabb says:

    What an amazing voice. It was a privilege to hear him sing.

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