The meaning of life, according to Regina

I’m a lover of quotes. I didn’t used to be, back when I was a bit younger, but as I’ve got older, I find so many that resonate. My pinterest boards are full of them!

Last week I went to Regina Spektor’s concert (squeee!!!) and since then, I have been listening to her music on high rotation. I realised tonight that her song, On the radio is really the quote of all quotes.

She’s basically saying that life is what it is and there’s nothing you can do about it, all you can do is to live it. Sometimes it’s happy and sometimes it’s sad. You just take what you get, do your best and go with it.

It’s also about loving yourself, then sharing that love with someone else and hoping that they learn to love the same way you did. But even if they don’t, you’ll still keep loving and passing on that love.

“This is how it works
You’re young until you’re not
You love until you don’t
You try until you can’t
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else’s heart
Pumping someone else’s blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don’t get harmed
But even if it does
You’ll just do it all again

By jove, I think she’s got it.
Regina Spektor