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la belle Verte

In All, Cinema, Spirit on May 8, 2013 at 5:45 pm

la belle Verte

Made in France in 1996 this obscure yet deeply significant film was banned in its homecountry and in Russia for reasons unknown. It was largely ignored by the rest of the world.

Using a whimsical, almost amateurish touch it raises profound questions about our inter-connectedness, humanity and self-actualization. It also boasts two of the funniest scenes captured on film, one involving a classical orchestra gone haywire and the other a football match turning into Swan Lake.

Irresistible food for thought.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Y85-rexgk

(for other language subs please link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNrOUUnF06Y)

Encounters.

In All, Musings, Spirit on April 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

Encounters.

Sometimes an encounter with another human being has an otherworldly quality.

Like coming across a moonscape drenched in soft pink light in a dream tucked in a dream.

Everything one normally thinks, feels and does becomes appropriately suspended so as to create a space arranged by sacred geometry for the experience to unfold.

And it unfolds slowly.

Beginning from a central point, extending in all directions at once.

image source: http://favim.com/image/356894/

To Keep What is Yours

In Music, Spirit on April 1, 2013 at 5:55 am

sunflower-611-14Omnia Sol Temperat (The Sun Warms Everything).

The 4th movement of Carmina Burana’s score, written by Carl Orff in 1937.

Sung by the great lyric baritone Fischer-Dieskau.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HmiGc0uY5xo

The Lyrics in Latin:

Omnia sol temperat
purus et subtilis,
novo mundo reserat
faciem Aprilis,
ad amorem properat
animus herilis
et iocundis imperat
deus puerilis.

Rerum tanta novitas
in solemni vere
et veris auctoritas
jubet nos gaudere;
vias prebet solitas,
et in tuo vere
fides est et probitas
tuum retinere.

Ama me fideliter,
fidem meam nota:
de corde totaliter
et ex mente tota
sum presentialitar
absens in remota,
quisquis amat taliter,
volvitur in rota.

The Lyrics in English:

The sun warms everything,
pure and gentle,
once again it reveals to the world
April’s face,
the soul of man
is urged towards love
and joys are governed
by the boy-god.

All this rebirth
in spring’s festivity
and spring’s power
bids us to rejoice;
it shows us paths we know well,
and in your springtime
it is true and right
to keep what is yours.

Love me faithfully!
See how I am faithful:
with all my heart
and with all my soul,
I am with you
even when I am far away.
Whosoever loves this much
turns on the wheel.

image source: http://www.deshow.net/flowers/sunflower-pictures-611.html#pic