SOUL STIRRING: A Love Affair With Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up”Published by sueZette Yasmin Robotham on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:13 am.
“Come on and stir it up…”-Bob Marley
The music of Bob Marley always puts me in a sexy mood. The kind of mood where I am moved to turn the lights down low, burn some explicitly named incense, and revel in the bliss of his voice and lyrics. I spent some quality time with his music—immersing myself in songs that I have been singing along with since childhood. And while it’s hard to choose a favorite song from his rich and robust catalog, I’ve always had an affinity for “Stir It Up.” I find myself closing my eyes and daydreaming about the love of my life and what “he” will be like.
“It’s been a long, long time…yeah…since I got you on my mind…”
I want someone that craves me as much as I crave them. We’ll satisfy each other’s’ appetites—be it emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, or intellectual. He’ll be my homey, lover, and friend. My confidant and sounding board. And I’ll be his. Each encounter would be like foreplay, building sweet anticipation for what lies beneath.
“I push the wood…then I’ll blaze ya fire. Then I’ll satisfy your heart’s desire…”
I don’t believe in perfection, so I wouldn’t mind those moments down in hell as long as we were determined to work through them. I want him to make me laugh. I want him to make me cry. I want him to make me think. I want him to challenge me and keep me on my toes. I need him to love me just as much as I love him. I need him to have faith in my dreams, be my co-adventurer and vice versa. I want him to give me reality checks and keep me on task.
“Quench me when I’m thirsty….come on and cool me down baby when I’m hot…”
Simply said: I need him to stir me up.