One word, simplicity. The simple things like strolls in the park, a simple conversation, or just simply being in the presence of the one you love. Growing up in the 80’s, i saw my parents mimic this simple concept. A quick dance, a simple kiss, or a long hug can do wonders to cover the hardships and struggles of life. When Billie Joel crafted his masterpiece Just the way you are, I love how he focused on the simplicity of pure love.
This song is not about fancy expensive dates, complex conversations, or trying to reinvent the wheel to impress someone. He proved that when he expressed in the lyrics “I don’t want clever conversations, I never want to work that hard. I just want someone that i can talk to, I want you just the way you are.” Do you know how rare this type of love is in 2018? As you lay back and listen to this classic, take the time out to let the lyrics penetrate your heart. I believe that people needs to go back to the basics. That’s what today’s love is missing.