Tag Archives: Gravitas

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…Respect Yourself -Don Miguel Ruiz & Björk

5 Jan

“Everyone has a price, and life respects that price.

But that price is not measured in dollars or in gold;

It is measured in love.

More, than that, it is measured in self-love.

How much you love yourself–that is your price–

and life respects the price.

When you love yourself, your price is very high,

which means your tolerance for self-abuse is very low.

It’s very low because you respect yourself.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, Wisdom From The Mastery of Love

I Am Nobody's Bitch 001

When I was a child my mother taught me to respect people. What she didn’t tell me is that you need to have boundaries so that people will respect you. Not only do you have to have boundaries but you have to strictly enforce them as well.

I used to be so afraid of confrontations and of speaking up. I would always worry that I might upset, hurt or offend someone. To an extent, I was also afraid of being disliked and rejected. Since I did not like myself, I was so hungry for other people’s approval {even though I did not consciously know it at the time}.

The price of this silence was putting up with some disrespect. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t regret it because I deeply regret it. I also have to acknowledge that without these experiences, then I would not have come to these realizations.

They are lessons that I am still learning and life only keeps offering you more tests.

Being “nice” is an invitation for people to test your boundaries. These days, I would much rather have respect than just be a “nice” person. It seems like a universal law that unless you respect yourself then no one truly will.

Another thing that I learned is that some people do not deserve your respect or your presence in their lives. Please let me clarify what I mean. Everyone deserves basic respect as human beings. The respect that I am speaking about is the respect that people earn through their friendship, loyalty and compassion. Some people just do not deserve that level of respect from you. Some people do not deserve your friendship, loyalty and compassion.

Trust and respect need to be earned for them to hold any gravitas/weight.

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Please enjoy Army of Me by Bjork…

Lyrics

Army of Me

Björk

[Verse 1]
“Stand up
You’ve got to manage
I won’t sympathize
Anymore
[Chorus]
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me

[Verse 2]
You’re alright
There’s nothing wrong
Self-sufficience, please!
And get to work

[Chorus]
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me, army of me

[Verse 3]
You’re on your own now
We won’t save you
Your rescue squad
Is too exhausted

[Chorus]
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me

[Chorus]
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You’ll meet an army of me, army of me.”

Copied & Pasted from https://genius.com/Bjork-army-of-me-lyrics

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Love & Respect,

-V.