Archive | April, 2020

Reflection for today…The Communicative Gravitas of Tears -Ovid

19 Apr

“Tears at times have the weight of speech.”

-Ovid {Publius Ovidius Naso}

Rebekah Del Rio Llorando Vivid Colours

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Sometimes all you have are your tears, grief and melancholy….

{This does not necessarily have to do anything with romantic love such as the song llorando suggests}.

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Please enjoy Rebekah Del Rio‘s Llorando {Roy Orbison cover} in David Lynch‘s Mulholland Drive film

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Lyrics

“Yo estaba bien
Por un tiempo
Volviendo a sonreir
Luego anoche te vi
Tu mano me toco
Y el saludo de tu voz
Te hable muy bien y tu sin saber
Que he estado

Llorando por tu amor
Llorando por tu amor

Luego de tu adios
Senti todo mi dolor
Sola y llorando
Llorando
Llorando
Llorando

No es facil de entender
Que al verte otra vez
Yo estoy llorando

Yo que pense
Que te olvide
Pero es verdad es la verdad
Que te quiero mas
Mucho mas que ayer
Dime tu que puedo hacer

No me quieres ya
Y siempre estare

Llorando por tu amor
Llorando por tu amor

Tu amor se llevo
Todo mi corazon
Y quedo llorando
Llorando
Llorando
Llorando
Llorando
Llorando

Por tu amor.”

-Copied & Pasted from: https://genius.com/Rebekah-del-rio-llorando-crying-lyrics

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Research…

Ovid…https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ovid-Roman-poet/Legacy

Rebekah Del Rio…https://rebekahdelrio.com/

Mulholland Drive Film…https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/

David Lynch…https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000186/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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I hope to include more Spanish music, poetry, etc in the future.

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Peace & Melancholic Love,

-V.

Reflection for today…Time To Live…-Jim Morrison

17 Apr

“Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die.

Take it easy baby.

Take it as it comes.”

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison Light

This Jim Morrison reflection embodies the carpe diem/seize the day spirit. He reminds us to be more fluid and take experiences in our lives as they come. He observes that we are living life too fast and we must live at a slower pace.

It reminds me of what is going on with the pandemic. This quarantine has forced us all to reflect, meditate on our lives and slow down. Life has a different taste when we are not rushing all of the time. 

Hopefully, when this is over, you can “specialize in having fun.”

It is time to live…

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Please enjoy Take It As It Comes by The Doors

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I want to include this intriguing performance of the Jim Morrison ballet.

I would have loved to see it.

The Leipzig Ballet performs Jim Morrison, a ballet by Mario Schröder about the life of the poet, singer‐songwriter, and legendary rock star, Jim Morrison, set to the music of the famous rock band “The Doors”, at the Oper Leipzig.”

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Take It As It Comes

The Doors

TAKE IT AS IT COMES LYRICS

[Chorus]
Takes it easy, baby
Take it as it comes
Don’t move too fast
And you want your love to last

Oh, you’ve been moving much too fast

[Verse 2]
Time to walk
Time to run
Time to aim your arrows
At the sun

[Chorus]
Takes it easy, baby
Take it as it comes
Don’t move too fast
And you want your love to last

Oh, you’ve been moving much too fast

[Verse 3]
Go real slow
You like it more and more
Take it as it comes
Specialize in having fun

[Chorus]
Takes it easy, baby
Take it as it comes
Don’t move too fast
And you want your love to last

Oh, you’ve been moving much too fast

[Outro]
Moving much too fast
Moving much too fast.”

Copied and Pasted from: https://genius.com/The-doors-take-it-as-it-comes-lyrics

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Research…

Jim Morrison…http://jimmorrison.com/

The Doors…https://thedoors.com/

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Peace & Carpe Diem…

-V.

Stream of Consciousness Reflections…The Spiritual Lessons of The Pandemic…

16 Apr

Aloha dear friends/readers.

How is life treating you? I pray well.

I started this blog many years ago to reflect on life,  ideas, theories, philosophies, truths, emotions, people, the world, the inner workings of my mind, etc.

Perhaps it was also an attempt to access the locked room in my mind- my subconscious.

I have always lived a life of quiet reflection to connect more deeply with my spirituality and my self. Now I think it is the quintessential time for all of us to reflect on the life we were living and how we are living now. This pandemic and quarantine have taught us all so much. {I am aware that our lessons are tailored to each of us}.

What is still important? What remnants of the past carry over to the present? Are your ethics and priorities the same? Do you have more clarity now? Will the changes in ourselves, in others and our lives be sustainable? We will go back to how we were when this over? Hopefully, we are fluid like the ebbs and flows of the ocean. 

I am reflecting on what I am supposed to learn and the hidden lessons in the chaos.

Compassion is still the highest form of love because it is spiritual love.

Altruism exists– even though the critics/haters disagree. {Unfortunately, selfishness also exists}.

We are all interconnected. We all affect each other and in some cases, we all need each other. {Perhaps now we can see the invisible threads that unite us. The ego always works to disconnect us from each other through the illusion of seperation}. In essence, we are all waves in the same ocean of humanity.

Courage can be born out of necessity.

Health is wealth.

Reflection/inner introspection is a vital and meditative activity for your soul and mind.

Fear can seduce us into paralysis if we let it.

Creative problem-solving is vital in life.

We all need to take care of our mental health {as well as our physical health}- especially now. Depression and anxiety can slowly invite its way into our lives if we are not mindful.

People mean more to us than we realized- especially loved ones or family.

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Please enjoy Ocean by Azam Ali featuring Loga Ramin Torkia

{This song and Azam Ali’s singing gives me such peace}…

So does seeing the beautiful cinematography that showcases the exquisite beauty of Mexico.

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What are your lessons from the pandemic and quarantine?

I would love to hear them.

I hope to share more lessons in the future…

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Further Research…

Azam Alihttps://azamalimusic.com/

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Peace & Compassionate Love,

-V.