Soul Echos

the celloist

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo―

*art by Amedeo Modigliani

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Aburrido Me Voy…Feeling Weary, I Go

Performed by Ana Gabriel

Lyrics in Spanish:
Aburrido me voy
me voy lejos de aqui
donde nadie pregunte
por que te perdi

Aburrido me voy
para nunca volver
dondequiera se muere
quien sabe querer

Si te adcuerdas de mi
no maldigas mi amor
que duro solamente
lo que dura una flor

No preguntes por mi
que no se adonde voy
ay! que triste me largo
que aburrido me voy

Si te acuerdas de mi
no maldigas . . .
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Lyrics in English:
Feeling weary, I go
I go away from here
Where nobody asks
Why I lost you

Feeling weary, I go
Never to return
Wherever, it dies
Who knows how to love

If you remember me
Do not curse my love
That lasted only as long
As a flower does

Do not ask me
Where I’m going
Ay! How sad is my longing
Feeling weary, I go

If you remember me
Do not curse. . .

A Thousand Years

 

Lyrics to Christina Perri’s song: A Thousand Years

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone,
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow.

One step closer

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

One step closer

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

*For you dearest.

A River Flows in YOU

Note to my essence: “Life is so precious, yet in our daily lives we are usually carried away by our forgetfulness, anger, and worries, lost in the past, unable to touch life in the present moment. When we are truly alive, everything we do or touch is a miracle. To practice mindfulness is to return to life in the present moment.” ~Thich Nhat Hahn~

cellist: Leron Zamir Forte

*Leron Zamir Forte is a rising cellist who hails from Dallas, TX. Mr. Forte has performed extensively in the southeast region as well as being a studio cellist. He has made appearances with the MTSU Symphony, the Sewanee Symphony, and Roy “Futureman” Wooten’s Black Mozart Ensemble.

*an excerpt from his website:
http://leronzamirforte.weebly.com/

The Ability to Receive Love

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Patterns tightly bound to my inner demons have recently resurfaced into my awareness. Resurfacing because of the fine line between fear and love. Creating a portrait from the map of my soul. I was again at a place I knew well…this time I had taken a different route…but first I will share a road I had travelled before.

Looking at an old entry journal I made last year around May, it reads:

“Today a person from a virtual community I’m part of called Spiritual Unite, wrote to me, “What a sweet and beautiful heart you have.” That simple message triggers a waterfall of tears. Later I met with a colleague who said something similar, but I feel lost. I feel forgotten and alone. I feel gone. I feel like a no one. An anonymous. The other day I posted something on Facebook that went something like this: “At the end of the day, I only ask myself: Did I love enough? Did I laugh enough? Did I make a difference?”; but these questions only remind me of the weary monotonous. Today I feel like a failure. I feel like I’ve let myself down. What have I done that is enough for myself? I have been longing for the tenderness of love all my life. The love is in my heart and pours out to all of life, but why doesn’t it flow out to myself? Why is it so hard for me to love myself? Why doesn’t it seem that I don’t have enough for myself? Am I so unlovable?”

At this point in writing my journal entry, I had paused to listen to the song, “Burn it Blue,” performed by Caetano Veloso and Lila Downs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28YMEB–XsU

Continuing I wrote, “I don’t have to do enough for myself because I am enough. I don’t have to seek love because I am love. I AM that I AM. It’s my mind that keeps telling me I need more time….to find, to sort out, do, achieve, acquire, become, or understand something before we can be free or complete. I think I won’t find salvation…that ‘state of freedom’ because I’m not ‘good enough.’

NOW is the only point from where I can get there because I’m already there. I find love the moment I realize I AM love. Now is the only access point, so it isn’t about being loveable because I already am. I am approachable. I am enough. It’s about focusing my attention into the now deeply. Concentrating mindfully. Being mindfulness.”

I was at a familiar place in the landscape of my soul, however this time I had chosen a different way to move forward. I had to pass through the townships of pain, suffering, and even devastation. I checked my compass, and it was the right direction. Wending my way through the shadowy forest of self-doubt and insecurity, I came to a glen touched by the mysterious beauty of love. I was home.

Inner portrait maps show us back to the treasure chest of worth. Guiding us back to our divine beauty. Along the way we learn not only the value of giving love, but of receiving love.

“Through our maps, we willingly become a part of their boundaries. If our home is included, we feel pride, perhaps familiarity, but always a sense that this is ours. If it is not, we accept our roles as outsiders, though we may be of the same mind and culture. In this way, maps can be dangerous and powerful tools.” ~Debbie Lee Wesselmann~

“A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.” ~Reif Larson~

*Portrait by Ed Fairburn

More of his artwork can be found at:

 http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/01/new-portraits-drawn-on-maps-by-ed-fairburn/

Slow Down

Performer: Imany from her album ‘Shape of a Broken Heart’

Lyrics:
Slow down
Take your time
It’ll all be alright
If you decide to take it on the science
Take it easy
Take it easy
Oh slow down

Take your time
It’ll all be alright
If you decide to take it on the science
Take it easy
Take it easy

Oh slow down

And I understand
Why facing a friend
It’s so hard, sometimes
But guess what
You’re not the only one
The door is shot
But so is your mind

And I understand
Why facing a friend
It’s so hard, sometimes
But guess what
You’re not the only one
The door is shot
But so is your mind

Slow down
Take your time
It’ll all be alright
If you decide to take it on the science
Take it easy
Take it easy

Oh slow down
Take your time
It’ll all be alright
If you decide to take it on the science
Take it easy
Take it easy

Oh slow down

But let me explain you
Don’t have to complain
Look at the bright side
Open your eyes
Along with your mind
It’s not so bad
God is love and love is all around

You do the best you can
Doesn’t have to be grand
Open your arms
Now is the time
To get on with your life
Hold on
Mend your heart and enjoy the ride

Slow down
Take your time
It’ll all be alright
If you decide to take it on the science
Take it easy
Take it easy

Oh slow down
Take your time
It’ll all be alright
If you decide to take it on the science
Take it easy
Take it easy

Oh slow down

City Layers: Pebble to a Pearl

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Baby girl too shy to shine 
Let everybody else take the light 
Didn’t want to burn too bright 
So she kept it all inside 

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Little girl go beat your drum 
Go and see what all you can become 
Playin’ small don’t serve no one 
Face your fears and you will overcome Image

Cause the tears that we been cryin’ 
Been workin’ overtime 
It’s about time that we got our joyful 
That we got our joyful on 

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Don’t be afraid to live out loud 
Never squash who you are be proud 
You’re a universal sound 
Whatcha gotta say, say it loud 

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Baby don’t ya act demure 
So nobody else feels insecure 
Be yourself and liberate the world 
Don’t ya be a pebble be a pearl

Lyrics by: Nikka Costa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYDMSADNhQo