The greatest thing you’ll ever learn.

“Nature Boy”, sung by Nat King Cole, just came on my Slacker Radio.

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in return.”

What a beautiful thing. I know it, of course, from Moulin Rouge. That’s where I heard it first. A story about Moulin Rouge: I remember this one specific time I watched the film. I was very, very, very sad. My life was so, so depressing at that time. I was in an apartment, with my baby asleep and the husband away from home (for some reason, he was away from home that day), and I remember watching the film and just crying at the end. I just, cried and cried. I cried hard. I can still remember how my face muscles hurt from how much I cried.

It doesn’t hurt anymore, when I watch Moulin Rouge. Because I know that there is love in the world. Yes, Virginia, there really is love out there. There really are people who have figured out how to love, and be loved in return.

Also: Did you know that Leonard Nimoy sang a version of the song too? Enjoy.

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