Caetano’s Song

June 16, 2009 by  
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I’m sitting in a car in Rio de Janeiro my native city, on my way to look at a possible location for a film when the chorus of a song catches my attention “You didn’t teach me how to forget you; you only taught me how to love you. 

I think it is Caetano, a famous Brazilian singer, singing.  His voice is beautiful and his singing moving.

I first think what a sad touching song but soon I realize it should be much more than that.

What a gift to be taught how to love!  Truly loving someone is always having love within. Love is always comforting even when for whatever reason the person who allowed us to connect to this deep well is no longer there.

If I had composed this song with Caetano, my next line would have been “…but your love taught me how to be whole.”

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