I sang this beautiful classic love song by Handel at the University of Miami “back in the day”. Although I doubt as nicely as Richard Lewis does on this performance. While enjoying Richard’s rendition, it suddenly dawned on me the following…
Take the most beautiful man and compare him to the most beautiful woman in a beauty contest, and no gent has ever had a chance. In spite of our merits guys, we just are not as “inspiring” for eyes to gaze upon in regards to physical attraction. And that is ok, that is the way nature has set it up.
Humankind” doesn’t write songs like this about men… only women get songs like THIS. Oh sure, there is the occasional Pat Benatar, “Fire & Ice” or Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man”, we do get a few bones tossed our way fellas, but let’s be honest, we never get songs like “Faithfully” by Journey, or “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars, or song like “Where’er You Walk” that has been playing for hundreds of years. Guys get, “You Broke My Heart” songs… but women truly get LOVE songs of such great adoration from us smitten clunky fumbling males.
In Summary, the power of female attributes, which certainly would include aesthetic beauty, arguably has inspired a greater inspiration to write the greatest love songs through the ages. Thus, nature, or evolutionary biology of the sexes, influences observable and apparently evident differences art of love song composition. I just find that to be an interesting observation.
This song by Handel is what?… 400 years old? Chances are, prior to it being published at the time, it likely existed in an earlier version as a folk song that people ( or guys…), sang around the camp fire, or to try to serenade a woman.
Guys, Listen to this song and follow the lyrics and tell me that you have never felt this way about a woman? BTW… ladies in case it isn’t obvious, this is a compliment to you and yours.