Saturday, June 26, 2010

Our Fingerprints Don't Fade From The Lives We Touch

"Gandhi said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant. But it's very important that you do it. I tend to agree with the first part. You know what day I'm staring at, Michael? By 22, Ghandi had 3 kids; Mozart 37 symphonies; and Buddy Holly was dead. You once told me, our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we touch. Is that true for everybody, or is it just poetic bullshit?"

"Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it because nobody else will. Like when someone comes into your life and half of you says: "You're nowhere near ready." But the other half says: "Make her yours forever." Michael, Caroline asked me what I would say if I knew you could hear me. I said: "I do know. I love you. God, I miss you, and I forgive you."

... Remember Me, Tyler Hawkins

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sense And Sensibility

"You are in a melancholy humour and fancy that anyone unlike yourself must be happy. But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state. Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope."

"It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy; it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others."

... Sense And Sensibility, Jane Austen

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Never Let Me Go

"All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma."

"You say you’re sure? Sure that you’re in love? How can you know it? You think love is so simple? "

"Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading."

"I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it's just too much. The current's too strong. They've got to let go, drift apart. That's how it is with us. It's a shame, Kath, because we've loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can't stay together forever."

"All the same, some of it must go in somewhere. It must go in, because by the time a moment like that comes along, there’s a part of you that’s been waiting. Maybe from as early as when you’re five or six, there’s been a whisper going at the back of your head, saying: “One day, maybe not so long from now, you’ll get to know how it feels.” So you’re waiting, even if you don’t quite know it, waiting for the moment when you realise that you really are different to them; that there are people out there, like Madame, who don’t hate you or wish you any harm, but who nevertheless shudder at the very thought of you – of how you were brought into this world and why – and who dread the idea of your hand brushing against theirs. The first time you glimpse yourself through the eyes of a person like that, it’s a cold moment. It’s like walking past a mirror you’ve walked past every day of your life, and suddenly it shows you something else, something troubling and strange."

... Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro

From The Morning

And now we rise
And we are everywhere
And now we rise from the ground
And see she flies
And she is everywhere
See she flies all around

So look see the sights
The endless summer nights
And go play the game that you learned
From the morning.

... Nick Drake

Monday, June 14, 2010

True Colors

But I see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow

... Cindy Lauper

The Best Mirage That I've Ever Had

This is the best mirage that I've ever had

Me And You, Just Us Two

Me and you, just us two...

Empire State Of Mind

Tribute to my favorite city...

In New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for New York, New York,
New York

... Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Sorta Fairytale

way up north i took my day
all in all was a pretty nice day 
and i put the hood right back where
you could taste heaven perfectly
feel out the summer breeze
didn't know when we'd be back and i
i don't, didn't think
we'd end up like
like this

a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you

... Tori Amos

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Drop In The Ocean

A drop in the ocean,
A change in the weather,
I was praying that you and me might end up together.
It's like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert,
But I'm holding you closer than most,
'Cause you are my heaven.

... Ron Pope

Objects Of My Affection

I remember when, when I first moved here
A long time ago
'cause I heard some song I used to hear back then
A long time ago
I remember when, even further back
In another town
'cause I saw something written I used to say back then
Hard to comprehend

And the question is, was I more alive
Then than I am now?
I happily have to disagree
I laugh more often now, I cry more often now
I am more me ...

... But life has a certain ability of breathing new
life into me
So I breathe it in ...
... Just because something starts differently
Doesn't mean it's worth less
And I soaked it in, how I soaked it in ...
... So I'm gonna give, yes I'm gonna give
I'm gonna give you a try ...

And the question is, was I more alive
Then than I am now?
I happily have to disagree
I laugh more often now, I cry more often now
I am more me

... Peter Bjorn & John

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Adagio For Strings

Adagio for Strings is a work for string orchestra, arranged by the American composer Samuel Barber from his String Quartet composed in 1936. The recording of the 1938 world premiere, with Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Orchestra, was selected in 2005 for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the United States Library of Congress.

In 2004, listeners of the BBC's Today program voted Adagio for Strings the "saddest classical" work ever. The piece was played at the funeral of Princess Grace of Monaco and at the funeral of Albert Einstein. It was broadcast over the radio at the announcement of Franklin D. Roosevelt's death. It was performed in 2001 at Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall to commemorate the victims of the September 11 attacks, replacing the traditional upbeat patriotic songs. It was also played during the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

The work is extremely popular in the electronic dance music genre, notably in trance. Artists who have covered it include Armin van Buuren, William Orbit, Ferry Corsten and Tiësto, with Corsten's arrangement reaching #4 in the UK singles chart. 

The clip on the left is the original version played by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Sir Simon Rattle. On the right is a trance version by Tiësto.

For Love Is Sufficient Unto Love

... Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

... The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

Dream A Dream

... Ride with me upon a shining star,
Above the moonlit sky
We will find Elysium

Hear the nightingale
Sing a lullaby
Lonely shadow, you’ll find a new light

Dawn will be kind,
All will be bright,
Lonely shadow, rise from the darkness

Dream a dream
And see through Angels' eyes
A place where we can fly away ...

... Charlotte Church & Billy Gilman

Friday, June 4, 2010

As A Single Footstep Will Not Make A Path On The Earth

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. 
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. 
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

 ... Henry David Thoreau