Last month when I posted my cover for “All of Me” by John Legend and I expressed that the details in the lyrics have nothing to do with the personality traits of my wife, I focused instead on the devotion of the immeasurable love from husband to wife, making that devotion my inspiration. I also made the correlation between God’s love for mankind and mankind’s imperfections as my profound attempt at bringing significance to the Celebration of Easter.
This month, my wife and I are celebrating our 14th Wedding Anniversary. We just had a conversation about the fact that fourteen years have felt like a few moments passing by, time barely having any significance or meaning for the loving memories we’ve developed together. Since our lives have intertwined, it has been an effortless discovery and journey of love’s blessings. Those blessings have propelled us through life’s difficulties and we grow stronger and wiser as time continues to march onward. Time will also continue to have little impact on our lives together because eternity is the commitment we have made to one another. Time is nothing compared to eternity. The truth is that we have understood this without contemplation or discussion. It is simply natural between the two of us.
We are always grateful for the love we share and we continue to learn from one another, but I feel I have learned more from my wife. In fact, I often think I’m the fool in the relationship. Her eyes say it all, the windows to her soul. I look at her and continue to feel like I’m not worthy because she is so amazing. I express my love for her in as many ways as I can, but I still feel it is never enough. My wife also expresses her gratitude and devotion to me, but I feel I’m still the fool.
Maybe, it’s because I’m influenced by music like my all-time favorite song from Barry Manilow. “Fools Get Lucky” is my favorite song from Barry Manilow. This is a song I wish I had written. It’s from my second favorite Manilow album, If I Should Love Again (1981), potentially tied with Even Now (1978). My all-time favorite Manilow album is 2:00 AM Paradise Café (1984). Oh my goodness, I have so much to choose from Barry’s music, but “Fools Get Lucky” is embedded deep within me. I’m the fool in the song.
Happy 14th Wedding Anniversary, My Love!!!!!!!
"Fools Get Lucky” is a ballad sung by Barry Manilow. The lyrics are written by John Bettis. It is the 3rdsong on Side 2 of Barry Manilow’s eighth studio album If I Should Love Again.