“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. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with 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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