June 15, 2013

"This song chills you to the bone"... "The Weight"

Un comentariu spune: "This song chills you to the bone"... 
The Band's "The Weight" - cover by Gillian Welch and Old Crow Medicine Show

Written by Robbie Robertson, "The inspiration for and influences affecting the composition of "The Weight" came from the music of the American South, the life experiences of band members, particularly Levon Helm, and movies of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel." (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weight)

June 12, 2013

Wisdom of the desert fathers: Abba Poimen


A young monk sadly said the following to the holy Poimen: "My body, Abba, has been weakened by ascetic practices, but my passions do not yield." 
"The passions, my child," answered the wise Father, "are similar to tough thorns; in uprooting them, your hands of necessity bleed."

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Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson - Dimming of the Day

Dimming of the Day, one of my favorite songs...
 One nice comment: "Bonnie + Richard = Beauty"

June 6, 2013

Ciprian Porumbescu - Rapsodia română (1882)

Ciprian Porumbescu  (14 Octombrie 1853 – 6 Iunie 1883)
Rapsodia română (1882) - http://youtu.be/GN9wcLlPKoo

130 de ani de la moartea lui Ciprian Porumbescu (jurnalul.ro)

Erwin Schrödinger depre limitele științei

“Sunt foarte uimit de faptul ca reprezentarea stiintifica a lumii reale din jurul meu este foarte deficienta. Ne ofera o cantitate mare de informatie factuala, pune intreaga noastra experienta intr-o ordine magnific de consistenta, dar este infiorator de tacuta cu privire la tot ceea ce este cu adevarat aproape de inima noastra, care conteaza realmente pentru noi. Nu ne poate spune un cuvant despre rosu si albastru, amar si dulce, durere fizica si placere fizica; nu stie nimic despre frumos si urat, bine si rau, Dumnezeu si eternitate. Stiinta pretinde uneori sa raspunda la intrebari din aceste domenii, dar raspunsurile sunt adesea atat de prostesti, incat nu suntem inclinati sa le luam in serios” 
Erwin Schrödinger - via Florin Caragiu/FB