John Mayer. I loved his first two albums, thought he was a genius who wrote the songs that defined me. Then he became something of a (I'll be polite here) jerk. He's still talented but his music didn't appeal to me as much - and that may partly be because of the general perception I had of him. When his most recent album came out it never even crossed my mind to pick it up. Monday as I drove to work I recognized his voice on the radio singing "Heartbreak Warfare." The song reminded me of some of his early work so I turned up the volume.
When he got to the chorus:
If you want more love,
Why don't you say so
Just say so
I suddenly remembered why I loved his early stuff and had a bit of an epiphany. My independent soul has a tendency to insist that I don't need anyone else to make me complete but I can't help but wonder, does that line of thinking keep me from opening myself up to the possibility of love? I think it may, so my new resolution is to follow Mr. Mayer's advice and become better at admitting and asking for love in my life.