How Oprah’s book redefined my understanding of love songs


I have a confession to make. I’m not a fan of mushy love songs. I love singing and dancing to up tempo songs. (That’s what happens when you’re from the Caribbean! 😊). I couldn’t understand why people would pine over lovers who left them or mistreated them. I couldn’t imagine why someone would beg his or her former lover to stay. What’s up with these love songs about begging and pleading? I always wondered. LOVE_Blog_Title

It was only after I read a chapter from Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know for Sure that my perception about love songs changed. (I would have never thought in 5,003 years that Oprah’s book would’ve helped me to re-think my understanding about love songs!) Oprah’s insights transcend everywhere. Anyway, I digress 😊

In the book, Oprah indicated that we all long to feel valued, needed or affirmed – or that we mean something to someone.

Ahh…I see…I get it now. I said to myself. So, it’s not that the singers and songwriters are necessarily singing and writing about insecurity, vulnerability or weakness – they are singing and writing about songs that shed light on our need as humans to feel valued and to know that we matter to someone. Thanks Oprah, I get it now!

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Author: Naomi

I blog. I think, sit and write content that I hope will inspire you, re-awaken your curiosity and motivate you to pursue your interests, talents and hobbies. I sing. I started "officially" singing during my teenage years. I was a member of a youth choir. I also wrote and sang a song for a school competition. I've participated in singing auditions, I've sang at weddings, corporate events and promotional campaigns. I write. I've been writing stories and songs from my early childhood years. My love of writing, story-telling and creative writing also led me to write for my college's school newspaper, participate in a competition to co-author a book with best-selling author James Patterson I envision I envision the world to be a place that welcomes, celebrates and appreciates creators who aspire to make positive changes. I seek to create a world that welcomes and celebrates creators who open, re-open, re-explore and re-discover creative chapters in their lives that they thought were closed permanently. The door is now re-opened

4 thoughts on “How Oprah’s book redefined my understanding of love songs

  1. thanks for sharing what you learned about the real meaning of love songs. Lol love your point about Oprah – her insights can be translated everywhere!

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