Stay with me…. please!

I never notice lyrics, happily mumbling along until I hit the 3 words I know. Same tactics on the dance floor in the 80s. Some people can hear a song and immediately capture and make meaning of all words – good on you!!

Anyway, the other morning for some reason I really heard the words of this Ed Sheeran song. And it brought tears to my eyes (and down my cheeks!) because of the simple honesty:

Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand. But I still need love cause I’m just a man. These nights never seem to go to plan. I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

Four simple lines. The raw honesty that it is NOT to plan. That life seldom is. But putting all pride aside and just asking her to stay and hold his hand.

Whether it’s partners, friends or family. We need each other. Often we get it wrong and say and do all the things that push each other away. Small comments. Bad habits of how we react when the other one reaches out with an opening word.

When really what we’re screaming inside is: stay with me! You’re all I need.

It takes a lot of practice and courage to be vulnerable. To accept our own flaws so much that we dare showing them, showing all of us to another human being (to animals it is SO much easier!!?!). But what a gift we give ourselves and others when we do.

So have a go – and hold the space no matter how the other person reacts. They may not have expected it, may not be ready for it. Like I was taken by surprise by the car radio that morning. Thank you Ed. One for the team.

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