Friday, May 28, 2010

a helix Intertwined: can't you hear?


There is always the darkness, and it co-exists with the rest. A torch song: it is not despite the pain it exists, it is due to the pain, awoken in suffering, that meaning is grasped.

I remember this moment, that night when among 400 million people one woman's torch passions for another woman rang out, first among all. She sang for me, for so many of us. Soon, time for me to sing again. Some candles are meant for burning.


FridaWrites said...

Johnny Cash is the man. He knew how to express the darkness and the light so well.

I'm not familiar with the other singer, but I can definitely hear the passion in her voice.

Lorna, Bob and Liam said...

My goddess. That Serbian woman is... transcendent. Something I wish for you in every moment.

Love to you. As always.

Lorna, Bob and Liam

deadrose said...

"Molitva" is fantastic! I wonder if she decided to come out after her neighbour in Bulgaria, Azis, did so a couple of years earlier. He's also Rom, and I've been a fan of his music for a few years now.

Now I'm going to have to find more of her music, too. I have a lot of chalga, but most of the female chalga singers are *ahem* overprocessed, shall we say?

Veralidaine said...

I'm worried for you. Sending love and hugs...

Lene Andersen said...

That Serbian song... didn't understand a word of it, but it wasn't necessary. You still know what she's singing about. It gave me chills. What power and beauty.

Yes. Sing.

Diane J Standiford said...

I can hear.

wendryn said...

Beautiful, amazing. I'm at a loss for words.


Raccoon said...

I didn't know that you spoke Serbian!

I looked at the song up online and found both the English translation of the lyrics and the English lyrics (two different things). I like it better with the English translation.

Lots of passion.

And the Man in Black.

You write too fast. I'll send you my comments on the last couple of posts. I haven't gone away, though.

cheryl g said...

Wow! You could have written the song Johnny Cash sings. You both understand the darknss and how it is always there.

The Serbian singer - so powerful and so passionate.

Thank you for sharing these.

Olivia said...

If there is always the darkness and it co-exists with the rest, my wish for you is to be able to see the rest coexisting with the darkness.

Neil said...

Johnny Cash was very good, but I have trouble listening to him these days. Don't know why. The Serbian singer is excellent. And yes, you can tell what the song is about without knowing the language.

I too am worried for you, dear Beth. May you have a pain-free night.

Love and zen hugs,

JaneB said...


yanub said...

So eloquently expressed.

I wish there was a way to shine light into your darkness, to shine a light that would remain. I hope that sometimes, maybe, you can feel a hand in the darkness.

I really don't know what to say at this point, so I ramble about meaningless things. But I'll ramble, and won't leave.