Tag Archives: Grief

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…No Truth Can Cure Grief -Haruki Murakami

31 May

“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one.

No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow.

All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.” 
Haruki Murakami,   

Norwegian Wood

Crying Angel

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In this short video clip, Eric Clapton discusses Jim Hendrix’s death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j082opb4AZo

http://youtu.be/j082opb4AZo

Eric Clapton about Jimi Hendrix death

It is painfully obvious that Eric is deeply mourning Jimi. Their friendship had a sacred place in his life. It was a friendship based on mutual respect and admiration. It was a friendship of equals.

Jimi Hendrix & Eric Clapton in 1967

Eric is overcome with a tidal wave of melancholy while speaking about Jimi. A sense of anger is also present in his voice. Perhaps it is the sense of hopelessness over what happened. The sad truth is that no matter how much we love someone, we cannot save them from anything- especially from death.

Death tries to steal our greatest loves from us.

Death is the greatest thief.

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Eric speaks about the feelings of abandonment he felt when Jimi died, “a lonely feeling to be left alone.” This comment reminds me of how death affects the loved ones left behind. Somehow they have to be resilient in order to continue on with their lives despite their pain and grief. The hole in one’s heart is left there forever. Time is irrelevant in grief. I really admire people for their strength in being able to live their lives despite their grief, suffering and losses. They truly have my utmost respect.

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Eric’s story about the birthday gift he bought for Jimi was so heartfelt. He bought him a left-handed Fender stratocaster guitar but due to circumstances, he was unable to give it to him that night. Unfortunately, he was never able to give it Jimi because he died. Eric notes, “The next day, wack, he was gone and I was left with that left-handed stratocaster.” When he looks at the interviewer it looks like he is holding back tears. You can see the pain in his eyes- in his soul.

It is so tragic when loved ones are taken from us. I recently lost someone and no matter how many times it has happened, you are never ready for it. You are always left broken, bloody, bruised, raw and spiritually naked. Grieving takes a lot out of you- especially if you are a sensitive soul like myself. This is the reason why I have been away so long from this blog. I needed some time to reflect and grieve on my own. Hopefully I can reflect with you all now. If you are still here, thank you for still being here. Thank you for reading.

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For more information…

Jimi Hendrix…http://www.jimihendrix.com/us/home

Eric Clapton…http://www.ericclapton.com/

Fender Guitars…http://www.fender.com/en-CA/

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Jimi Hendrix & Eric Clapton

In true friendship, we give the best of ourselves to our friend. We give our respect, loyalty and compassion.

Peace & Namaste…