Bette Midler has sung three songs I would put on a playlist, The Rose (1980), Wind Beneath My Wings (1988) and From a Distance (1990).
The Rose is a haunting song about the abstract meaning of love, the need for love, when love is absent and when one will find love, ending on a hopeful note that spring and therefore love is around the corner.
The lovely Wind Beneath My Wings touches the heart strings with a song about being there for someone as a strength and helper. It’s got emotional truth and sincerity and warmth.
From a Distance is a sentimental, peaceful, uplifting Bette Midler song that could be regarded as beautiful. The ebb and flow gently nudges one to a higher and nobler place. “From a distance you look like my friend, though we are at war…From a distance I cannot comprehend what all this fighting’s for.” Then the lyric, “God is watching us, from a distance”, perhaps as a reminder.