Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas ou Malmsteen?

A pergunta é retórica, obviamente. A música é do Kansas e Malmsteen a regravou em um álbum chamado “Inspiration” justamente para mostrar o quanto essa música o havia influenciado. É a mesma música, mas a do Malmsteen é uma versão com esteróides, digamos assim.

E aí? Qual das duas?


If you forget me – Pablo Neruda

Umas das poesias mais bonitas que já tive a chance de apreciar. Os versos estão logo após o vídeo.

If you forget me
I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

É curioso demorar tanto tempo para postar uma música do Lynyrd Skynyrd, sendo que já tive até uma banda que só tocava músicas deles. Antes tarde do que nunca. 🙂

É difícil escolher a melhor música deles. Há as mais conhecidas como “Free Bird“, “Sweet Home Alabama“, “What’s your name?“, entre outras (a lista é interminável), e uma delas é “Simple Man”. A letra dessa música é uma espécie de mantra em minha vida. Mais do que isso, acho que é uma espécie de receita para a felicidade.

Sem mais delongas, aí vai (letra logo após o vídeo).

Simple Man
(Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Mama told me when I was young
"Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day"

"Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget, son, there is someone up above"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

"Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"
Oh yes, I will

"Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

Baby, be a simple, really simple man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby, be a simple, kind of simple man

A mature relationship

You are not supposed to be secure in an insecure environment. You are not supposed to handle being pushed aside like you don’t notice it. So, what is happening is the inner part of you is coming and saying ‘This doesn’t feel right!’ But somehow, sociologically, in this unique time period you’ve been given the information that there is something wrong with you for having a reaction. You are supposed to be chill. You are supposed to be cool and whatever happens, happens. And this is not love.

By Susan Winter

This is usually what happens. People do things that make you feel insecure, and when you feel insecure, they use your insecurity against you.

Are we supposed to behave like robots, then? If you notice something is wrong, something that is making you feel insecure, and you don’t try to understand from the other person what is going on, you don’t love that person. Period. Because love is all about understanding and caring. Love is about sharing fears and anxiety, and also about being understanding and compassionate. Love is about rescuing the other when it is needed, just like you would want be rescued when your time comes.

If you notice your partner is acting weird and insecure, a simple conversation like “It seems there is something bothering you… Can we talk about it?” can help. Maybe you will find that there are real reasons for the other person to feel insecure. Bottom line is: stand on the other person’s shoes.

And on the other side of the coin, not doing it and not trying to understand what you are doing to make the other feel insecure, or simply saying “it is always like this” is immature. Refusing to talk about the issue won’t help either. Actually, refusing to talk about issues in general or giving the silent treatment when the other person needs to talk is a passive aggressive type of control, and a very immature and humiliating way to avoid dealing with daily life issues.

Empathy is key in these moments. Empathy is what holds everything together. It is like saying “I can’t see myself in that situation, but there must be a reason to explain what the he/she is feeling. As I love him/her, I am going to do something about it. We are going to get through this together”.

Maybe you have learned in your childhood that you need to keep a safe distance from others or else you are going to get hurt. Maybe someone did that to you. But what if it is the love of your life and you are just freaking out as you were taught when you were younger? How to live fearing of something that may never happen? Live your life to the fullest! Keep calm. Face your fears. Acknowledge their existence. Talk. Hear. Be heard. Deal with them.

A relationship must be built over solid ground. If you don’t understand in you the mechanisms triggering insecurity in your partner, don’t blame him/her for not acting like a robot. Instead, thank them for loving you enough to try to fix things. If you love, you will always try to fix things.

A escolha certa – Declamada por Michelle Cruz

Eu já nem sei o que dizer… A Michelle e eu fizemos uma parceria (não formal) que não sei explicar! Ela faz os meus textos terem voz, e isso realmente me encanta!

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Obrigado, Michelle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!