Dag: 2016-12-20

Lavendel och kålfjäril

Like Snow in Sunshine

No snow here – yet. And I am glad for that. I have already had all snow I need in this life. Now I only want sunshine and a blue sky. Not for sunbathing! Just for feeling-so-good. And that awesome feeling with less clothes – I hate winter clothes and I hate putting on and putting on to keep warm! Now I am heading for spring in my mind so I have already bought tickets for Dance festival in February and Spring festival in April.
Anybody wants to join?

spread out
like snow in sunshine
butterfly wings

And that Christmas! I’m not in stress – lucky me – the only stress I feel is that I couldn’t find Jane Reichhold’s translation of Matsuo Basho. They didn’t even know about the book!!!! Have to wait until I am back home – in Scandinavia. No Christmas present to me then. Have to do with goat cheese, kolbasz, seed crackers and red wine …. and of course Carpe Diem. Maybe Carol Oates too 😉

Carpe Diem: Seven Days Before Christmas 2016 #4 first snow.

Macro Butterfly

Police tank at Christmas Market Budapest

The Weakest Strength

First I must say – Kristjaan – Host of Carpe Diem – You are fantastic! This journey you bring us on is amazing. Music and poetry goes very well along and you put such an effort in this – I would never have known about so many talanted female composers if not for you. You are my HERO of December – Just saying!!!!!

Now – just at home after visiting an art auction and passing through the greatest Christmas Market in Budapest – …. oh so many new experiences … !!! – I sit down and turn on the music – and the first feeling I get is – this touches my soul!

And in the other end – of cyber – my granddaughter – she just sent a new song -she recorded- to me. She sings and play the guitar and the piano. So lovely!

My senses are overwhelmed – and I love it!

with music
comes the strongest weakness
a spider leg

or

with music
comes the weakest strength
a spider web

I like when contrasts meet. It’s challenging and exciting. And a great start for ….

 Carpe Diem: #1102
Symphony No. 4 Op. 50 by Johanna Senfter.


Crazy Art by me - Swinging my Life

My Holy Three – x3x3x3

  1. Fortune about substance – Fortune about happiness – Fortune about experiences.
  2. Body – Heart – Soul
  3. Needs – Emotions – Reason (3Brains: Reptile – Limbic system  – Neocortex)

What’s directing in different situations? 

That’s an important question to reflect about. I think people are far too much focused on tw0 and not the third.

The pedophile – by needs and body pleasure – reptile brain.
The terrorist – by emotions –
The atheist – by reason –

Why do more and more people get immensely fat? – And the TV love to make programs about it! Why?

Why do people turn to extreme collectors and why do people buy all kinds of things they don’t really need? – And TV love to make programs about it! Why?

Why isn’t reason ruling our lives? Is it to blame somebody else?

Well I cannot change the world – I can try … but ….!

My life is in my hands – or correctly – my way of living my life is in my hands. So if I value myself I just have to take care of myself. I ought to find out what is important in life. Not just to me! Not just for me! What’s most important in life! One must find out for oneself. And at the same time – hopefully – be a resource for others.

How should I live my life so I can be proud of myself, stay healthy and enjoy every day as much as possible.

I think I am rather good att living my life. I don’t need a lot of things and clothes but I need my Canon, Mac, iPad and iPhone 😉
I have been a hard working woman all my life and now I enjoy after_work 😉
Since I love to watch phenomena in everyday life, people and their behavior …. and since I love all kinds of performing arts, music and culture …. Budapest is the right place for me. In Sweden I could neither have the possibility nor afford because of distance and costs. My program 2016 and now started up 2017.

And I can choose when I want to be in the crowd and when I want to be in my own space.

Now before Christmas there are more than 1 million turists in Budapest. Safe and sound – so far!

Daily Prompt: Fortune.

Street RocksStreet Photography - Face to Face - Did we get a good photo?

Crazy Art by me - The Long Way to Poetry

Faltering Steps

Trying to catch that special mood …

in the moonlight
with cane and faltering steps
cherry blossoms


… for writing poetry …

wondering
around in my own steps
or somebody else’s


… while listening to music …

sårade hjärtan
och flydda själar
byter plats


hurt hearts
and away fled souls
change places


… lots of lost hearts and lost souls in our world … to many indeed …
… with a war going on … mothers, fathers and children are losing their homes and many – far too many – their lives …

neither hurt hearts
should walk soldiers shoes
nor away fled souls
or soldiers
some tomorrow


Now I just have to choose one of the most beautiful songs about – NOT WAR.
Lars Winnerbäck sang when Dalai Lama visited Sweden 2011 and His Holiness personally thanked LW.

I will work more with the translation in English because it’s much more poetic in Swedish. But hopefully it gives an idea about the content.

Ingen Soldat av Lars Winnerbäck 2009
Lyrics;


Himlen faller ner,
det svider till där kniven skar,
jag har varit vaken hela natten,
känt om hjärtat sitter kvar,
känt om hjärtat sitter kvar.Jag har litat på imorgon
som en troende tror.
Jag skulle gjort så annorlunda
om jag gick i andra skor,
om jag gick i andra skor.

Jag är ingen soldat,
jag har inga vapen att ta till,
inga korståg jag vill gå,
ställ mig inte i ett led,
du får mig aldrig att stå still,
jag fungerar inte då,
jag är ingen soldat,
jag tänker inte så.

Jag har härjat krig i huset,
jag har härjat krig i mig,
mina ögonlock är tunga nu
snart drömmer jag om dig,
snart drömmer jag om dig.

Jag har aldrig stått vid fronten
eller försvarat det jag har.
Men i skärvorna och flagorna
ligger ändå allting kvar,
ligger allting ändå kvar

jag är ingen soldat,
har inga vapen att ta till,
inga korståg jag vill gå,
ställ mig inte i ett led,
du får mig aldrig att stå still,
jag fungerar inte då,
jag är ingen soldat,
jag tänker inte så.

I rispan från min vrede,
ska jag sätta jord och så,
i skuggan av din stolthet
ska jag resa mig och gå.

Jag är ingen soldat,
jag har inga vapen att ta till,
inga korståg jag vill gå,
ställ mig inte i ett led,
du får mig aldrig att stå still,
jag fungerar inte då.

jag är ingen soldat,
jag har inga vapen att ta till,
inga korståg jag vill gå,
ställ mig inte i ett led,
du får mig aldrig att stå still,
jag fungerar inte då,
jag är ingen soldat,
ingen soldat,
jag tänker inte så

Ingen Soldat av Lars Winnerbäck 2009
Lyrics;


The sky is falling down,
it hurts where the knife cuts,
I’ve been awake all night,
Felt wether my heart’s still there,
felt if the heart remains.I have trusted in tomorrow
as a believer believes.
I would have done so different
I was walking in other shoes,
I was walking in other shoes.

I’m not a soldier,
I have no weapons to take,
no crusade, I want to go,
set me not in a line,
you get me never to stand still,
I do not work like that,
I’m not a soldier,
I dont think that way.

I have ravaged war in the house,
I have ravaged war in me,
My eyelids are heavy now
Soon I will dream about you,
Soon I will dream about you.

I have never been at the front
or defended what I have.
But in shards and flakes
Everything is still left,
everything is still there

I’m not a soldier,
have no weapons to take,
no crusade, I want to go,
set me not in a line,
you get me never to stand still,
I do not function that way,
I’m not a soldier,
I don’t think like that.

In the scratch of my wrath,
I will put soil and plant,
in the shadow of your pride
I will get up and go.

I’m not a soldier,
I have no weapons to take,
no crusade, I want to go,
set me not in a line,
you get me never to stand still,
I do not work like that.

I’m not a soldier,
I have no weapons to take,
no crusade, I want to go,
set me not in a line,
you get me never to stand still,
I do not function then,
I’m not a soldier,
no soldier,
I don’t think that way.

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