- Johan? Have we missed something important? - All of us? - No, you and I. - What would that be? - At times I can read your mind, and I feel such tenderness that I forget myself. Without having to efface myself. It's a new sensation. Do you understand. - I understand. - Johan?… Continue reading Have we missed something important?
Leontyne Price *II 10 1927 — The Life You Give
Metropolitan Opera audiences began an extraordinary love affair with American soprano Leontyne Price immediately upon her debut on January 27, 1961. She was by then an internationally heralded singer and an experienced, refined musician and artist. But more than anything, it was the sheer beauty of her voice that excited her listeners. What they heard… Continue reading Leontyne Price *II 10 1927 — The Life You Give
is not died is lived not died lived
Rod Stewart **I 10 1945 — The Life You Give
Over the course of his career, Rod Stewart has been lauded as the finest singer of his generation; he's written several songs that turned into modern standards; he's sung with the Faces, who rivaled the Rolling Stones in their prime; and he's had massive commercial success. He's one of rock & roll's best interpretive singers… Continue reading Rod Stewart **I 10 1945 — The Life You Give
Louis Braille *I 4 1809 — The Life You Give
Louis Braille, born January 4, 1809, in Coupvray, near Paris, France, is the educator who developed a system of printing and writing, called Braille, that is extensively used by the blind.Braille was himself blinded at the age of three in an accident that occurred while he was playing with tools in his father’s harness shop.… Continue reading Louis Braille *I 4 1809 — The Life You Give
The Life You Give: Edgard Varèse *1883
Edgard Varèse, born Edgar Varèse on Dec. 22, 1883, in Paris, France, was a composer and innovator in 20th-century techniques of sound production.Varèse spent his boyhood in Paris, Burgundy, and Turin, Italy. After composing without formal instruction as a youth, he later studied under Vincent d’Indy, Albert Roussel, and Charles Widor and was strongly encouraged… Continue reading The Life You Give: Edgard Varèse *1883
Paco de Lucía *XII 21 1947 — The Life You Give
The role of the flamenco guitar evolved considerably through the playing of Paco de Lucia (born Francisco Sanchez Gomez). The son of flamenco guitarist Antonio Sanchez and the brother of a flamenco guitarist, Ramón de Algeciras, and flamenco singer, Pepe de Lucia, Paco de Lucia extended the former accompaniment-only tradition of flamenco guitar to include… Continue reading Paco de Lucía *XII 21 1947 — The Life You Give
Frank Sinatra *XII 12 1915 — The Life You Give
Frank Sinatra, born December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey, was a singer, and motion-picture actor who, through a long career and a very public personal life, became one of the most sought-after performers in the entertainment industry; he is often hailed as the greatest American singer of 20th-century popular music. The Aristipposian Poetcelebrates the… Continue reading Frank Sinatra *XII 12 1915 — The Life You Give
I imagine — with some sense of logic — that life is our limited term for something vibrant, well beyond our current conception of that which we know physically. I do not claim to know what life is, nor what may be beyond our perception. Yet, the fact that our knowledge seems to be extremely… Continue reading beyond this?
two frameworks for exercising respect /
respect the subject as a being respect the subject as an individual As a being, respect shall always be granted.
Marina Abramović *XI 30 1946 — The Life You Give
Marina Abramović, born November 30, 1946, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia [now in Serbia]), is a performance artist known for works that dramatically tested the endurance and limitations of her own body and mind. Abramović was raised in Yugoslavia by parents who fought as Partisans in World War II and were later employed in the communist government… Continue reading Marina Abramović *XI 30 1946 — The Life You Give
The Life You Give: C. S. Lewis *1898
Clive Staples Lewis, born November 29, 1898, Belfast, Ireland [now in Northern Ireland] was scholar, novelist, and author of about 40 books, many of them on Christian apologetics, including The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity. His works of greatest lasting fame may be The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven children’s books that have… Continue reading The Life You Give: C. S. Lewis *1898
Meredith Monk *XI 20 1942 — The Life You Give
Meredith Monk, born Meredith Jane Monk, November 20, 1942, New York City, New York, U.S.A., is the performance artist, a pioneer in the avant-garde, whose work skillfully integrated diverse performance disciplines and media.Monk studied piano and eurythmics from an early age. She earned a B.A. in 1964 from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. From… Continue reading Meredith Monk *XI 20 1942 — The Life You Give
“Heaven” and “Hell” are mere Delusion
If one can look at beauty today, and imagine it today disappearing tomorrow, would the tears that come ahead of its disappearance prevent us from allowing it to disappear?
Love is out of our control
It is for this reason that for years I have avoided defining it, or, at least have refused to see it within the commonly given personified contexts. I can no longer trust societal and human habits of conceptualizing surroundings, and existence, as we succumb to language and communication by the use of single words as… Continue reading Love is out of our control
Music versus Life
I remember very little of my childhood I can’t recall my parents ever touching meneither to caress, nor to punishI did not know anything about lovetenderness, contact, intimacy, warmthOnly through music did I have a chance to show my feelingsSometimes, when I lie awake at nightI wonder wether I have lived at allIs it the… Continue reading Music versus Life
sending you a very different hug, now
At a given time, in the most concise bundle of energy, of emotions, as the lightest of gestures possible, in the shortest form we have ever been able to convey — an sms, a short text — I may send you a hugSuch a short message differs greatly from the use of the phrase at… Continue reading sending you a very different hug, now
truth be thought
If we can agree that counting our current year makes reference to a much longer human presence and being than two-thousand and twenty-two cyclesIf we can agree that we retain all we have been — be it by reading about it, by being it, or bothwhy hunger for a truth?If we can agree to have… Continue reading truth be thought
often enoughseveral times a monthcertainly once, or twice a weekmuch more often than men are toTears do not come off disgust in the presence of the abominableThe most sincere tears come not from pain, not from ugliness, not from frustration. I cry for joys, on emotions, often while witnessing the gentle human in exchange with… Continue reading I cry
which is life?