Erwin Lazaro Angels Among Us Neil Diamond - Play Me (T. Catalano, N. Diamond) ~ Erwin Lazaro 058
I really do believe I'm living in a dream world. My life is filled with Great Love. I'm most graciously humbled to share that I've always been nurtured by Great Love. My mom, my dad, my sister, my relatives, my friends: all of them prepared me to be the man that was finally ready to meet the woman of my dreams. Since I was 13 years old (from my 55th post), the soul of a woman had already been imprinted upon my own soul; a mere boy. I had no image of her. I could only imagine naïve ideals about this woman. I could only fantasize what she might be like; what she looked like. I was continually tormented by my relentless dream; a dream that consumed my days and nights. I just knew that one day my dream would actually come true.
I've only shared a relationship, with three women, throughout my entire life; each time thinking that "she was the one". My first relationship was a period of self-discovery, fumbling my way through the overwhelming emotions that flooded my soul for the first time; no longer fantasies, but real emotions with rewards, and consequences. My second relationship was an evolution of the emotional baby that was me, who learned how to develop an adult relationship and gained strength through perseverance and wisdom. My third relationship IS the maturity of my past experiences and my dream fulfilled; my wife, my love, the soul imprinted upon my very soul for 30 years before we were finally allowed to meet and ready to spend the rest of our lives together, nurturing one another, and growing together through all experiences, living as one soul.
I cannot see clearly without my wife. I cannot feel anything without my wife. I cannot hear anything without my wife. I cannot smell the sweetness of life without my wife. I cannot taste the fruit of our love without my wife. I cannot breathe without my wife. I cannot live without my wife.
Every morning, when my soul returns to my dream world, my first thought is gently kissed by my wife. I peacefully exhale, present my morning prayers of thankfulness and pleas, and take my next breath filled with quiet anticipation for morning kisses. My wife is my caffeine, renewing my vigor for life with her first glance; her first smile; her first words that greet me every morning.
I solemnly express my humble thanks, to our Lord God in Heaven, for bestowing upon me, countless Blessings that I clearly DO NOT deserve. My dreams have come true and my Declaration of Love for my wife is the least I can do for the woman who fulfills my dreams. Just imagine me atop the highest mountain, screaming at the top of my lungs, whilst I declare my love for my wife! Then, with my smoldering look, I'll quietly sing "Play Me" by Neil Diamond. "You are the sun, I am the moon. You are the words, I am the tune. Play Me."
The funny thing is that, when my wife reads all of this for the very first time, she'll probably gag, then she'll choke, and then she'll crack up so loudly that she'll thoroughly soil her pants. She'll get up and whack me because she'll have to change her clothes, which will make her late for bringing our children to the bus stop, thus making her drive all the way to school and making her lose 40 minutes of her time that she could have saved if I hadn't written all of this in the first place! I've got 50 bucks on the fact that I'm right. After all, she's my wife! She may gag, but I wholeheartedly stand by every word of it. =)
"Play Me" is a 1972 song written by Tom Catalano and Neil Diamond. It is on Neil Diamond's album Moods. The song, the first single from Moods, was recorded in February 1972 in Los Angeles. It was released as a single in May 1972 and peaked at #11 in the United States in September of that year. It was listed by Billboard as #27 of his best 30 songs.