s’io ti vedess’una sol volt’il giorno

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993354_10201808815886200_191468894_nOkay, I sing the above madrigal most every fall. I tried sticking the title into Google translate — failed fairly spectacularly. Yet the thought, in English, is what I want to write about today.

s’io ti vedess’una sol volt’il giorno

s’io ti vedess’una sol volt’il giorno

Contento ne staria, contento ne staria, tutta la sera

Contento ne staria, contento ne staria, tutta la sera

“Ah, could my eyes behold they every morning, Contented would my heart at evening rest …”

There are a lot of Romantic songs and ballads out there about love, but I think the theme of this one is of the more overlooked themes of love — Contentment. Satisfaction in the presence of the beloved. There can be passion and excitement, but they aren’t the thing that creates the long haul.  Contentment is the true glue.

To be able to lie down at night besides your beloved, and to know that you will see them in the morning.  Contentment.

To know that every day will be “right” because they are there, even knowing there will be fights, and misunderstandings.  Contentment.

To spend every day knowing you have a place and a someone to come home to, that it is their presence that makes it home.  Contentment.

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