It appears that we have been "Rollin' In The Deep" a little longer than we should have.
I realize this break-up will have absolutely no effect on you whatsoever, being as you're busy being the most celebrated female singer in the world and I am nowhere near being in the same universe of famous as you are. Plus there's the tiny little fact that you have no idea I even exist...but overlooking that, we were sisters of the SOUL, Adele. Sisters of the soul.
You'd been hurt. You'd been jilted by someone you loved and adored...and you weren't about to take it lying down. No sir-ree. Instead of doing what normal people do and updating your status on Facebook...you sat yourself down at a piano and poured every drop of your hurt into some songs and TOLD THE WORLD.
And the world listened. And sang along.
And oh how I loved to crank up the volume in my car and wail along with you and in my mind think "Yeah...you tell'em sister. We aren't taking this kind of stuff off anybody EVER AGAIN!"
And I'd feel powerful and goddess-like for a few moments. Then the cd would end and I'd just be mad. Again. Stirred up by all those feelings of angst and disappointment and heartbreak.
Then I would wonder why I was so stressed out.
Truth be told, you're a tiny symptom of a huge problem of mine which I'm only just coming to terms with. It's called unforgiveness. Since writing those songs and blowing the world away with your talent, you have probably moved on to bigger and better things. But me, Adele? I'm left with all the broken emotions of those songs...and the lyrics which are now in my head for years to come.
A dear friend of mine suggested I read a book called "Total Forgiveness" by R.T. Kendall. Mr. Kendall posits that true forgiveness means not continuing to stir up those bad feelings and memories. True forgiveness means not tattle-telling on people who have wronged you. And no matter how much I admire your gumption, your beauty, and your talent...let's face it Adele...that cd is one big tattletale.
So, it is with great sadness and longing that I must give you up. No...no...don't try to say anything.
Merle Haggard is next and I need my strength for that one.