“Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” A lyric so beautiful that when I was 13, I bought a sweater with those words printed on. Did I truly understand the weight of those words? Highly doubt it. Do I now? I’ll probably never. At least not in this lifetime.
It’s a little worn out and faded and I don’t wear it often now, but I still have the sweater in my closet. And it’s been awhile, but I recently found this track again. It’s a little crazy to think about how you can know and be familiar with a song for so long. Then you’ll hear it again and for some particular reason, and it’s probably because of the season of life you’re in, it speaks to you differently. It’s the exact same song, but it’s almost as if you’re hearing it for the first time.
I’ve seen and literally worn that one line countless of times, usually not even paying attention to it. But I think about it now while listening to the track, and I’m captivated. Now I’m asking myself all these questions like…
In this period of my life, what have I been investing all my love and life in?
Is it life-giving?
Am I satisfied?
Does it awaken my soul?
These questions certainly aren’t supposed to be easy to answer. After thinking through them for some time it’s a bit difficult not to feel a little sad because I look back at these past couple months and can clearly remember moments of complete disillusion and confusion from what I originally thought were good things.
“How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes.”
But… joy allows me to appreciate how those hard moments have refined me. Faith allows me to believe they were also for the best. I know better now, I’m more in tune with myself now.
I think this track has the ability to reach you in a very intimate way, so I’m really glad I get the chance to share it with you!
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About The Curator - Jordan Yutan
Jordan finds joy in simple things like brunch, naps on the grass, and long car rides with the music on high. Her version of fun consists of dance parties, movie marathons and – of course – karaoke. Music has been such a key part in shaping her spirituality. She believes the first time she felt God reaching out to her was through a song and that still happens time and time again. She sees music as a vessel to vulnerability and will gladly invite anyone to listen, but especially wants to hear the songs in their own hearts. She dreams of visiting cafés all across the world, and meeting all kinds of people over a cup of coffee. But for now, she’s making the most out of college, soaking up the sun in her beautiful campus of UC Santa Barbara.