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."

14 comentários:

  1. Very beautiful piece, Christine. Thanks for the story.

  2. This is so gorgeous Christine. Wonderfully designed and I love the words that you have written. Thank you. Hugs xx

  3. A beautiful piece, Christine, and I love the sentiment behind it - thanks for sharing the words.

  4. That's a great creation. Loved all the explanation and translation, it really made is special.

  5. Stunning piece, very dramatic and beautiful and wonderful lyrics

  6. This is a most beautiful piece, Christine. Thank you for sharing the lyrics, which are so meaningful. What a wonderful addition to our collection of art this week. Thank you!

  7. A stunning and beautiful piece Christine. I love the wonderful layers and blending and the lyrics too. Absolutely gorgeous.

  8. wonderful piece! I enjly Veloso's music too!

  9. Wonderful piece of art, Christine, love the meaning behind it!

  10. What beautiful art and words - absolutley inspirational. A wonderful synchronous piece!

  11. Adorei este seu layout, Christine!

    E concordo com vc: encontrar outra brasileira "por estas bandas" é ótimo! Já não me sinto tão solitária agora! :O)))

    Apareça sempre!


Your kind comments are very welcome! Seus gentis comentários são muito bem-vindos.