HELLO DARKNESS

HELLO DARKNESS

JUST A LITTLE REMINDER...

JUST A LITTLE REMINDER...

REMARKABLE PEOPLE



FERNANDO PESSOA

(Lisboa, 1888 - 1935, Lisboa)


"Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.


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"I am nothing.
I will never be anything.
I cannot want to be anything.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world."

or...

"I am not nothing.
I will never be nothing.
I cannot want to be nothing.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world."


(Álvaro de Campos in "Tabacaria")




LISBOA - Chiado

LISBOA - Chiado
"Fernando Pessoa" by Lagoa Henriques. The place: "Café A Brasileira" (Brazilian Café) - 1905.

PLAYLIST TODAY




MUSIC IS THE PASSION REPORT



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PLAYING SOFTLY WHILE SOMEONE SANG THE BLUES



Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 - 17:57





SALVADOR SOBRAL - NEM EU [DORIVAL CAYMMI]



YouTube – "Salvador Sobral - Tópico"





ANTONY HEGARTY + LEONARD COHEN - IF IT BE YOUR WILL [COHEN]



YouTube – "Oggmonster"





CHAN MARSHALL (CAT POWER) - I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG [OTIS REDDING]



YouTube – "anaruido"





JANIS JOPLIN - ME & BOBBY MCGEE [CHRIS CHRISTOPHERSON]



YouTube – "ThE DuCk"





JEFF BUCKLEY - LILAC WINE [JAMES SHELTON]



YouTube – " roberta panzeri"





DAVID BOWIE - WILD IS THE WIND [JOHNNY MATHIS]



YouTube – "Peter Music HD"







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LEANING INTO THE AFTERNOONS by PABLO NERUDA

«Inclinado en las Tardes»



YouTube - "FourSeasons Productions"






CHANGING BATTERIES - OSCAR WINNING ANIMATED SHORT FILM



YouTube - "Bzzz Day"





DIALA BRISLY - A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY

(a huge thanks to my daughter who e-mailed this video to me)



BBC Newsnight

«Syria is devastated by five years of war - and it's taken a huge toll on the country's children. Here's one woman - artist Diala Brisly - who is trying to make life that little bit more bearable for Syria's kids.»

Syria is devastated by five years of war - and it's taken a huge toll on the country's children. Here's one woman -...

Publicado por BBC Newsnight em Domingo, 20 de Março de 2016






A JOURNEY BACK TO ENDEARMENT

A JOURNEY BACK TO ENDEARMENT



FLYING A SECRET



I got here to hide. From equations and patterns. From repetition, after all.
Closed the door and got me a special place where I thought I could
somehow sit close to the stars. But I soon found out that the sky was
still opaque, no matter what the steps. And so I left. Again.

I thought, then, I could build me a different ceiling, a new-coloured scrap
of highness. And then make it work. Where I could dream, more than I sleep.
I have long decided that sleeping is overrated - that I know for sure. So I
take that time instead to travel the night alone and in the meantime I allow
myself to fly, unlike stated before... Yes, I like playing with paradox, to
expose the inside of words and the revelation of writing down the voice of a
silence. My adventurous, ever-walking silence.

So I came back. Here, within this quiet world, I intend to gather all my
things usually kept hidden or inactive. They are here to speak.

And since the future is a stand-by secret, I want to live by a precocious
clock, at every running instant of every entering second.

And I will not slow down until my "future exists now" - kind of reverse
quoting Jacob Bronowski.


Ana Vassalo
in my site "CAFEÍNA"(former "No Flying Allowed")
Nov 11, 2010 - 11:54



THE WALK OF TIME

THE WALK OF TIME

terça-feira, 8 de março de 2011

ABOUT HOPE AND MISCONCEPTION





About Hope and Misconception


There was that point in time
a certain time to recall
I used to whisper in my mind:
let's get drunk for eternity!
- oh yes, I kept your reminder
of Baudelaire's passionate advice
"enivrez vous!" ...
But fear is arbitrary,
as much as it is useful
now and then.
Well...
I never carried out the promise.
But here and there,
space in-space out,
I get to empty my personal bottle,
my download of hope.
And I drink it all until I succeed
in mismatching flight and reality.
There's no point in being sober,
oh I know, that is so clear!
- it just shows you that one side
of a world, already gone,
ancestrally worn out...
So we keep capturing ourselves in analysis,
all those x-rays of time lost
in our way to some expected advance!
There is indeed a record
of our non-mark in the world
whenever we attempted to live fully
by our own heads
- and reality (!) caught us in the way...

You tell me of what to come!
About the intermissions and suspensions,
you tell me of all the rainbows
that we miss while busy choosing colors!
Please give me a hint on the right walk
along the road to the promised light!
We once, so many "onces" in life,
got almost there,
to the land of overcoming...
(Pause for laughter!)
There comes repetition
and we wake up in a bar
long after closing time,
hit by everyone else's certified wisdom

I have no means of comparison
to a life that knows its purpose.
But I keep searching, on and on,
and somehow I find myself in trust
of so many enchanted exits!
I wake up again
and... there you are!
It's all gone, nothing but a dream,
a vivid projection of an idea
that simply was never tangible...

Achievement...
The modern world's iron chain
of commitment, THE Tool,
a certain, alleged golden path to fulfilment!
- I wonder what is left to accomplish
besides endlessness and disposable conquests.
Should I stay for the awards ceremony?
Or should I leave while my time knows better?
Should the earth tumble
and collapse, I wonder
what my memory would take as personal luggage
in its voyage to the "don't-know-wheres"...
Not the slightest idea, that is correct.
Yet, I suspect somehow
the volatile beauty of dreams would survive...

I have long forbidden me to live in utopia mode
- that is to say I dead-froze all the wandering,
yes.

But I know that I could be elsewhere
if only the truth in me was at my sole command...

I rest my case, now.
Time to get up
for the final rehearsal
- it's all easier on stage
so I'll just stage the renewal of belief...

Do I get any followers?...
Please, for goodness' sake, do not speak!...
- I don't really need an answer.


Ana Vassalo
November, 2010

Image: Ana Vassalo.


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