My dream of You

Just Died in your arms Lyrics – YouTube

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (Full Version 8min) – YouTube

It’s late in the evening;

she’s wondering what clothes to wear.

She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair.

And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”

And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight.”

We go to a party and everyone turns to see

This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me.

And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?”

And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight.”

I feel wonderful because I see The love light in your eyes.

And the wonder of it all Is that you just don’t realize how much I love you.

It’s time to go home now and I’ve got an aching head,

So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.

And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,

I say, “My darling, you were wonderful tonight. Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight.”

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (Full Version 8min) – YouTube

Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven (Official Video) – YouTube

 

“Tears in Heaven” is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment of his mother’s friend, on March 20, 1991. Clapton, who arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident, was visibly distraught for months afterwards. This song is one of Clapton’s most successful, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. The song also spent three weeks at #1 on the American adult contemporary chart in 1992.

Have you ever really loved a a woman – YouTube

Desert Rose sting (with lyrics) – YouTube

Desert Rose sting (with lyrics) – YouTube

I dream of rain

I dream of gardens in the desert sand

I wake in pain

I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire

Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire

And in the flames

Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire

This desert rose

Each of her veils, a secret promise

This desert flower

No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns

This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams

This fire burns I realize that nothing’s as it seems

I dream of rain I dream of gardens in the desert sand

I wake in pain I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain I lift my gaze to empty skies above I close my eyes

This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

I dream of rain I dream of gardens in the desert sand

I wake in pain I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose

Each of her veils, a secret promise

This desert flower No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose

This memory of Eden haunts us all

This desert flower

This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall

Waiting for a Girl Like You

 

I gotta take a little time

A little time to think things over

I better read between the lines In case I need it when I’m older

Now this mountain I must climb Feels like a world upon my shoulders

And through the clouds I see love shine

It keeps me warm as life grows colder

In my life there’s been heartache and pain

I don’t know if I can face it again

Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far

To change this lonely life

. I wanna know what love is

I want you to show me

I wanna feel what love is

I know you can show me

Aaaah woah-oh-ooh

I’m gonna take a little time

A little time to look around me, oooh ooh-ooh ooh-ooh oooh

I’ve got nowhere left to hide

It looks like love has finally found me In my life there’s been heartache and pain

I don’t know if I can face it again I can’t stop now,

I’ve traveled so far

To change this lonely life I wanna know what love is I want you to show me I wanna feel what love is I know you can show me I wanna know what love is I want you to show me And I wanna feel, I want to feel what love is And I know, I know you can show me Let’s talk about love (I wanna know what love is) the love that you feel inside (I want you to show me) I’m feeling so much love (I wanna feel what love is) no, you just cannot hide (I know you can show me) yeah, woah-oh-ooh I wanna know what love is, let’s talk about love (I want you to show me) I wanna feel it too (I wanna feel what love is) I wanna feel it too And I know, and I know, I know you can show me Show me what is real, woah (woah), yeah I know (I wanna know what love is) hey I wanna know what love (I want you to show me), I wanna know, I wanna know, want know (I wanna feel what love is), hey I wanna feel, love I know you can show me, yeah

Foreigner – Waiting for a Girl Like You [Lyrics] – YouTube

Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is – YouTube

A Muslim Eagle Scout

A Muslim Eagle Scout on Boy Scouts’ Exclusion of Gays | Sexuality/Gender | Religion Dispatches

I am an Eagle Scout. (I used to say I “was” an Eagle Scout until one of my clients admonished my use of the past tense, reminding me that you’re an Eagle Scout for life.) Eagle is the highest rank in scouting, and it’s proof that you know how to put the spirit of scouting into practice. So it was with disappointment that I learned of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to deny membership to openly gay boys. Scouting taught me that even if we are each a little different, there is a place for us on the team, and we can work together to meet our goals. Unfortunately, the Boy Scouts of America believes that these truly American principles do not extend to everyone.   As a young kid growing up in a mostly white, Judeo-Christian Staten Island, I knew I was different. I had different-color skin, had a different religion, and ate different food at home. And like so many other kids who are different, I had a choice to make—to confidently embrace my difference or to be fearful of it. Of course, I was too young to understand that choice. I was more interested in making friends, playing in the woods, and having adventures. Naturally, I signed up for the Boy Scouts. In an instant Ms. Garcia, my Cub Scout den mother, helped me understand that all of the boys in her group were equal—equally naughty and equally guilty of wreaking havoc, but still equal. At the same time, the Cub Scouts taught me to be proud of how I was different. I had a different religion, and my scout leaders encouraged me to tell my peers about it. Before long, my parents and pack leader were helping me complete my application for the newly minted “Bismillah” award for Cub Scouts. (An Islamic religious medal already existed for Boy Scouts.) I put a lot of work into it, and today I enjoy the honor of being the first Cub Scout in America to receive it. I was part of a team, but proud of being different. In my awkward teen years, scouting continued to give me the confidence I needed to celebrate my differences while building bonds of fellowship with other boys. We learned together, served the public together, grew up together, and, of course, camped together. Ultimately, my fellow scouts elected me—this skinny, brown Muslim kid—to be their Senior Patrol Leader. It was a reminder that you can be different and still belong.  Which is why I’m saddened by the Boy Scouts’ decision to keep their doors closed to boys who openly identify as gay. We know all to well the bullying, subjectification, and alienation often felt by young LGBT Americans. We know about the depression and the suicides. And we know how important it is to give kids who feel different a sense of place and self-confidence. The Boy Scouts gave me that sense of confidence, and I wish it could do the same for all boys. How awesome it would be to hear a scout leader say, “Hey, I don’t care how you pray, or who you want to spend time with, I just want you to help me paint this fence.” Some have found it curious that I’m using my Muslim experience to defend gay rights. But this isn’t about religion, sexuality, or morality. It’s about recognizing the powerful role that scouting can play in acknowledging difference and building self-confidence in boys who might otherwise not understand that it’s okay to be different. While families, communities, and this entire nation continue to discuss sexual orientation, let’s not do it at the expense of building leaders out of boys. As someone who benefited deeply from scouting, I hope that the Boy Scouts of America will reconsider its decision. After all, the tenth point of Boy Scout Law is to be brave.

Written by Mr.Asim Rehman is a lawyer, father, and New York native 

Freedom to serve,freedom to marry

 

Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry (with more videos) | Freedom to Marry

 

“Dear Milena,

This is our story.

 It’s a story of love, of family – and of fighting for what we believe in.

     My wife Charlie is in the New Hampshire National Guard and has served our country in uniform for the better part of two decades.

 In 2008, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy to save her life.

 Then, In 2010 – declared cancer free by her oncologist – she was deployed to Kuwait for one year in support of Operation New Dawn.

 She fulfilled her duty with pride and returned home to our then four-year-old daughter, Casey Elena, and me.  

  But last September, we learned the awful truth that her cancer has returned.  It is metastatic and incurable.  In short, we don’t know how long she has.  And unfortunately, if she doesn’t survive her brave battle with cancer, our family will not receive the survivors’ benefits that we have earned – and would receive if the military were permitted to recognize our loving and committed marriage. 

  We hope you’ll watch this video, sign the petition, and join our fight for full equality.  

Sincerely,     Karen Morgan New Hampshire “