Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Understood & Gently

Nor Vashti Bunyan (born 1945) nor Sibylle Baier (born in the 50s?) opted for pursuing a singing career in the 70s. They made one album with lovely folk music and that was it. They concentrated on raising a family. How cool!

Listen to this lovely song 'Tonight' from Sibylle Baier. Music: here 

"tonight when I came home from work 
there he unforeseen changed in the lazy chair 
and said "what's that sorrow you bear?" 
and I could tell him, he understood 

he gently took my arm 
he listened to my tears till dawn 

I dedicate this song to you 
tonight we had change of the moon 
we had change of the moon" 

P.S. The picture above is Sibylle with her son Robby. The source is probably the website that no longer exists.
P.P.S. More info on her: here

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Comment

Give it up! Gibs auf! Desistir!

It's the title Max Brod give to a short, unpublished story of Frans Kafka (1883-1924). In the original papers of Kafka the title of this "story" was 'A Comment' (German 'Ein Kommentar').

The story in German (original) and English (translation):

Thursday, September 17, 2015

And You've Just Gotta

A lovely song I discovered yesterday:

"I don't want to wait anymore I'm tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there's music and there's laughter
I don't know if I'm scared of dying but I'm scared of living too fast, too slow
Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I've got to go
There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
And you've just gotta keep on keeping on
Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road"

Singer and song? Here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


I've been searching for it for 15 minutes but I can't find it as yet. The quote I was looking for reads something like this: "What a woman may expect from a men is food and a roof above her head. All the other things she is looking for is for her self-unrolling." If I remember well there was a negative connotation connected to it too - or was it me?

Yesterday I realized that the man who spoke these words is "trapped" in Maslow's 'physiological' level and could or didn't want to follow his love into her being on the level of 'self-actualization'.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hard to Explain?

During the past six weeks I read only one book. Better: I "chewed" on the pictures (this is a metaphor) and let the not so many words "shine" on my mind like the sun warms my skin (this is a metaphor too).

Book? Mark Reibstein, 'Wabi Sabi' (2008).

What is Wabi Sabi? Hard to explain! Hard? It's embracing the fact that nothing is perfect. Embrace!

The rays of sunlight
in my face this morning 
a day full of promise ahead

P.S. Of course this is another Chinese Garden and an invitation to ...
P.P.S. I found lemma on wikipedia on Chinese and Japanese gardens. It made me so happy to discover that someone took the time to write them down and they are ready to be digested by ... me, you and everyone else.
P.P.P.S. Source image: here