Coach Ryan's Corner: Love Comes In Time

My novel, Written in The Stone is titled after two main pieces. The first piece, you’ll have to find out by reading. But the second part is this… In 1979, Earth, Wind, and Fire released their seminal album I Am. And the lead off track is still a staple of their live shows almost 40 years later. In The Stone has a refrain of “true love, peace, strength – is written in the stone.” That’s where the title comes from. And it’s quite thematic to the book. But WITS is really about love. The love my protagonist has for the people in his life and for the world at large. “Love comes in time/chasing away the pain. Inside you’ll find/feelings you can’t explain.” Long-time EWF mainstay Ralph Johnson put out a side project a few years ago called Audio Caviar. The album is phenomenal overall. It’s jazz heavy with some certain world music influences. But the first time I heard the song Love Comes in Time, (featuring Howard Hewett on lead vocals, the incomparable Philip Bailey on backup vocals, and the EWF horns laying down some soul) my reaction was immediate. I cried like a baby. When I first heard it, I’d just been dumped by the woman I thought was the love of my life. I was even low-key looking for a diamond. Granted, this was a blessing in disguise, but I was miserable on many different levels after this. This song tells the story of a man who is at the end of his rope. And the rope might be around his neck. The lesson of the song – and the lesson I’d like to impart on you reading – is this: be patient. There’s no timetable or timeline for finding love. If you trust yourself, the universe, and if you love yourself, then love will find you. “Love comes in time. It’s never too late, you’ll see.” I’m seeing this come true in my own life. And as the law of attraction states – like attracts like. Royal people attracts Royal people. Are you Royal? Let’s talk! Oh, and stop what you’re doing right now and listen to that song. Get on Apple Music, Spotify, or YouTube and listen to this song. RIGHT NOW! And really let it in. It’ll change your life. It changed mine.

My novel, Written in The Stone is titled after two main pieces. The first piece, you’ll have to find out by reading.

But the second part is this…

In 1979, Earth, Wind, and Fire released their seminal album I Am. And the lead off track is still a staple of their live shows almost 40 years later.

In The Stone has a refrain of “true love, peace, strength – is written in the stone.” That’s where the title comes from. And it’s quite thematic to the book.

But WITS is really about love. The love my protagonist has for the people in his life and for the world at large.

“Love comes in time/chasing away the pain. Inside you’ll find/feelings you can’t explain.”

Long-time EWF mainstay Ralph Johnson put out a side project a few years ago called Audio Caviar. The album is phenomenal overall. It’s jazz heavy with some certain world music influences.

But the first time I heard the song Love Comes in Time, (featuring Howard Hewett on lead vocals, the incomparable Philip Bailey on backup vocals, and the EWF horns laying down some soul) my reaction was immediate.

I cried like a baby.

When I first heard it, I’d just been dumped by the woman I thought was the love of my life. I was even low-key looking for a diamond. Granted, this was a blessing in disguise, but I was miserable on many different levels after this.

This song tells the story of a man who is at the end of his rope. And the rope might be around his neck.

The lesson of the song – and the lesson I’d like to impart on you reading – is this: be patient. There’s no timetable or timeline for finding love. If you trust yourself, the universe, and if you love yourself, then love will find you.

“Love comes in time. It’s never too late, you’ll see.”

I’m seeing this come true in my own life. And as the law of attraction states – like attracts like. Royal people attracts Royal people.

Are you Royal? Let’s talk!

Oh, and stop what you’re doing right now and listen to that song. Get on Apple Music, Spotify, or YouTube and listen to this song. RIGHT NOW! And really let it in. It’ll change your life.

It changed mine.