Leela's Song by K-Dub Whitford
No one is promised another day, which is why it is so important to act on our promptings. Mine is to share this song, which was written for me by a former lover and true companion, who remains an enduring friend, though we now rarely speak.
Most have never heard his music. He's not famous or touring the world, although he [absolutely] could easily be, and very well may be when people hear his moving guitar and sweet vocals, aged to perfection like wine in the perfect barrel.
He is a story teller, and this one is true; at least it was a long time ago. I LOVED hearing it played to me, for me... and...
I took issue with the word 'harlot' as a descriptor, and the idea that I'd be laughing in the silence of someone's soul. It was like a bittersweet gift. We all think we want songs about us to be all light and sunshine, but life is also shadow and navigation through self imposed barriers to freedom.
Part of my freedom is to transcend any shame or regret I've felt about the contents of the song that was given to me and to celebrate that I was given the opportunity to act as Muse for an artist with a pure heart and more talent than most would ever guess by his down-to-earth demeanor.
To me, he will always be... K-dub Jonah.
And I will always be... GRATEFUL.