This has been a trying week. As a matter of fact, we are living in trying times. There’s so much havoc in our world. So many places where the environment and atmosphere isn’t inviting. There’s conflict, wars, injustice, prejudice, racism, need, hunger, poverty … the list is endless.
When the world around us is that way, there can’t be peace, quiet solace within our souls.
It’s the weekend. Maybe there’s an opportunity to disconnect from the outside and connect from the inside.
I know I’m trying to.
To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.”
~Twilight of the Idols: How to Philosophize With the Hammer~
“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
Right at that moment it was as if we were the only two people left in the world. And I don’t mean that to sound corny; it just honestly did. The only sounds were the droning crickets and chip-chips of the bats, the faraway wind against the sand, and the occasional distant yowl of a dingo. There were no car horns.No trains. No jack-hammers. No lawnmowers No planes. No sirens. No alarms. No anything human. If you’d told me that you’d saved me from a nuclear holocaust, I might have believed you.”
~~Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor~~
♥♫A walk in Heaven♫♥
Very relaxing music
~~Uploaded on Nov 27, 2008~~
music: Ernesto Cortazar
A bit of history on the artist
Ernesto Cortazar (1940–2004) was a contemporary classical composer and pianist. He composed background music for more than 75 motion pictures. He also gained notoriety by topping the popularity on MP3.com – a leading music-sharing service, popular with independent musicians for promoting their work.
~~Life and musical career~~
Ernesto Cortazar II was born in Mexico City in 1940 into a family of composers.
Ernesto’s father, Ernesto Cortazar Sr., was an accomplished composer and was named president of the Society of Authors and Composers (SACM – Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Mexico). Despite being orphaned at age 13, Ernesto continued with his studies by attending a music academy.
Ernesto Cortazar found even bigger fame being the #1 artist on the #1 music website in the world. Among 130,000 artists Ernesto lead the way with over 14,000,000 downloads to his compositions on MP3.com from 1999 to 2001 which would normally make one a multi-platinum artist by gold/platinum sales designation of the traditional music industry. His sites were visited by more than 4,000,000 viewers.
He established a website community which is translated to English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German.
In 2001, Ernesto moved from Los Angeles to Tampico, Mexico to live his last years near his family, where he died in 2004. His music legacy is continued by his two sons, Ernesto Cortazar III and Edgar Cortazar, who are successful songwriters on the Latin market.
Let his music draw you in … take a walk in heaven!!
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ~~Victor Hugo~~
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ~~Albert Einstein~~
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ~~Maya Angelou~~
“Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.” ~~Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song~~
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar & Orchestra
~~Published on Feb 2, 2013~~
“Concierto de Aranjuez” for Guitar & Orchestra (II. Adagio) composed by Joaquín Rodrigo from the album “Basic Guitar” (1994). ♫ Artists: Siegfried Behrend, Berliner Philharmoniker & Reinhard Peters. ♫