I tend to let music run in the background until something gets my attention. In this case, it was this bunch of lines, which I don’t think I’ve heard anyone verbalise so well:

If you give me half a chance
I’ll prove this to you
I will be patient, kind, faithful and true

To a man who loves music
A man who loves art
Respects the spirit world
And thinks with his heart

Pluck it right out of the dark, dusty closet in the back of my heart where I buried it with cement shoes on.

Ask me what I want in a man and I will have to think about it for a couple of days, before typing up a list that may be detailed and precise and ultimately describe someone who simply doesn’t exist on the basis that we’re all human here.

These lines just about summarises it, although I would like him to be as “patient, kind, faithful and true” as I’m willing to be to the right guy. You can be everything in the second paragraph and still be an abusive, philandering puppy kicker.

Enjoy the song, and the last entry I wrote about flying solo.

Lyrics below cut.

India.Arie – Ready for Love

I am ready for love
Why are you hiding from me
I’d quickly give my freedom
To be held in your captivity

I am ready for love
All of the joy and the pain
And all the time that it takes
Just to stay in your good grace
Lately I’ve been thinking
Maybe you’re not ready for me
Maybe you think I need to learn maturity

They say watch what you ask for
Cause you might receive
But if you ask me tomorrow
I’ll say the same thing

I am ready for love
Would you please lend me your ear?
I promise I won’t complain
I just need you to acknowledge I am here

If you give me half a chance
I’ll prove this to you
I will be patient, kind, faithful and true

To a man who loves music
A man who loves art
Respects the spirit world
And thinks with his heart

I am ready for love
If you’ll take me in your hands
I will learn what you teach
And do the best that I can

I am ready for love
Here with an offering of
My voice
My Eyes
My soul
My mind
Tell me what is enough
To prove I am ready for love
I am ready

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