Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
The album cover image is not about the song I am sharing here. I heard only a fragment of it and spent the night searching the internet for the rest. It's not the well-known romantic Santa Lucia, this one is by singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori.I've translated his lyrics for you but not well enough.
For all those who have eyes
and a heart, when eyes are not enough.
Tranquility for all those who go to sea,
and for every tear on your dress,
for those who didn’t understand.
to those who drink in the night,die in the night,read in the night
and fall under the last train.
To friends who pace back and forth,
to those who have lost heart and wings.
To those who live at crossroads of the winds
and are burned alive.
To easy people who never have doubts,
to our crown of stars and thorns.
To our fear of the dark and of fantasy.
the violin of the poor is a sunken boat,
and a little boy on the second floor,
who sings and laughs out of tune,
he has far to go, make it sweet for him,
down to the rain in his shoes,
and even his solitude.
Friday, December 11, 2020
What's on my mind is consciousness. The older you get the more you should think about it, not so much think but explore. Sorry for saying SHOULD. Wait, no. I'm not sorry. The only reason I said sorry is because I thought it's not correct to tell people they should or shouldn't think this that or the other but we do it all the time don't we? If it's incorrect then I admit to being frequently incorrect. So?
Consciousness is on my mind because that's the most mind-blowing thing which can possibly be on anyone's mind. Whether consciousness is in the brain or the brain is inside consciousness or some other explanation wraps it all up, no subject is more exciting, as I see it.