To All the Girls I've Loved Before....

....who've traveled in and out, my door. I dedicate this... post to you. My sister and I had a hearty laugh this weekend as we watched Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson's duet of "To All The Girls I've Loved Before." Or as Julio (Enrique's dad) would say it, "To all de guhls I've loved befow." The real kicker is Julio's artistic hand movements, which are like poetry in motion! How could a girl NOT melt after watching his hands aflutter?

The reason we watched this video, (several times to be exact) was to introduce my mother to the wonders of YouTube. Now that she's mastered email, I thought it was time to move on. Fortunately for me, our bonding took place watching the videos of her youth, which featured Rod Stewart, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton (Islands in the Stream - Classic btw), Tina Turner, Elvis, and The Beatles amongst others. But by far, my mom's favorite was Julio and Willie.


I love the song, but it's funny when you watch the video. Take a look at Willie's outfit compared to Julio's tuxedo and don't forget to notice the unnecessary stomach pat that Julio gives to Willie, mid-song! I also liked how they sang into each other's eyes - so touching.



On another personal note, Heroes is on tonight! Sometimes I feel like Gabriel Sylar sucking everyone's unique powers from them. That's how I feel with all the girls I've loved before. No, seriously. I have learned a tremendous amount from the women I have dated and have always relished dating women with diverse interests. After I've sucked them dry of their interests and perspectives I move on - much like Gabriel Sylar. Me and him should be together.... eating popsicles and McRibs with one armed draped over each other's shoulders.

In conclusion, the good thing for the women I've loved before is that they've moved onto much better things. I watched Shopgirl this weekend with Claire Danes and Steve Martin (don't ask, it was on TV), and the last line was particularly poignant for my life:

"How is it possible - he thinks - to miss a woman whom he kept at a distance... so that when she was gone, he would not miss her. Only then did he realise how wanting part of her... and not all of her... had hurt them both... and how he cannot justify his actions, except that... well... it was life."

For anyone I may have hurt in the past, I wish you the best in pursuits that life has to offer. If it makes a difference, I apologize for my conflictions.

Sincerely,
Kevin L.
The Silicon Valley Bachelor

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5 comments :

  1. 1. "How is it possible - he thinks - to miss a woman whom he kept at a distance... so that when she was gone, he would not miss her."

    Guys always want to maintain a distance from their women because they are afraid of loneliness while they also don't want to lose their freedom. It is absolutely possible for guys not to miss their women if there's someone or somthing can fulfill their loneliness.

    2. "Only then did he realise how wanting part of her... and not all of her... had hurt them both... and how he cannot justify his actions, except that... well... it was life."

    "Find the similarities and maintain the differences." There's no way for anyone in this world wanting another person 100%. To appreciate someone's beauty and accept his/her ugliness is life.

    The beauty of a book is not it's cover, but it is the story. How would you write the story is your choice. This is life.

    Niya

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  2. there is of course the Wyclef Jean version of that same song

    "to all the girls i've loved before, to all the girls i've cheated on before..."

    he's nearly as smooth as julio

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  3. @Margaret: I've MISSED YOU!!!!! Where the heck have you been on my comment board? I seriously was going to write a post dedicated to you and asking you to return.

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  4. i took one look at "member tug" and hid. for about a month.

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  5. That period after "hid" was good emphasis. It was dramatic.

    I. Hate. You.

    P.S. "Member Tugs" are the bomb!

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