quarta-feira, 15 de setembro de 2010
This week challenge in Three Muses is The Printed Word.
It’s quite an open theme, so I choose a simple and beautiful lyrics – Canto de um Povo de um Lugar - that is somehow related to the expression Greet the Day.
Jóia is the 1975 album by Caetano Veloso where I pick this song and it means jewel. It also means nice in a seventies' typical Brazilian slang.
The beautiful image at the center is the album cover and represents Caetano’s family: himself, his wife at the time Dedé and their son Moreno.
I dare to (kind of) translate the lyrics here:
Everyday the sun rises
and we sing
to the everyday sun
The afternoon ends, earth tints
and we cry
‘cause the afternoon ends
By night the moon is gentle
and we dance
worshiping the night
And here something about greeting the day by Og Mandino (1923 – 1996):
I Will Greet this Day
"I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can."