ـ "... إن فى الإنسان منطقة عجيبة سحيقة لا تصل إليها الفضيلة ولا الرذيلة ، ولا تشع فيها شمس العقل والإرادة ، ولا ينطق لسان المنطق ، ولا تطاع القوانين والأوضاع ، ولا تتداول فيها لغة أو تستخدم كلمة ... إنما هى مملكة نائية عن عالم الألفاظ والمعاني ... كل مافيها شفاف هفاف يأتي بالأعاجيب فى طرفة عين ... يكفي أن ترن فى أرجائها نبرة ، أو تبرق لمحة ، أو ينشر شذا عطر ، حتى يتصاعد من أعماقها فى لحظة من الإحساسات والصور والذكريات ، ما يهز كياننا ويفتح نفوسنا على أشياء لا قبل لنا بوصفها ، ولا بتجسيدها ، ولو لجأ إلى أدق العبارات و أبرع اللغات ... " ـ

توفيق الحكيم

Within man lies a deep wondrous spot, to which neither virtue nor vice can reach. Upon which the sun of reason and will never rises. In which the mouth of logic never speaks, the laws and rules are never obeyed, and not a language is used nor a word is ever spoken.
It is a distant Kingdom, beyond words and meanings. With everything is a sheer murmur offering wonders in a blink. From the depths of which, suffice a single tone or a flash of mind or a scent of a perfum, to allow rise of emotions, pictures and memories, a rising that will shake our being and open ourselves to things we can neither describe nor materialize even if we used the most refined of phrases or the most skillful of languages.

Tawfiq Al-Hakim.
(My humble transalation of the arabic text)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Stationary Traveller, CAMEL

This piece of music, togethr with Persephone and a third song that is french -maybe I'll put it later- occupy a special place in my heart. They bring back a sad memory yet I love these three pieces of music and find them very pleasent.
Though Persephone is close to my heart as it is like me some how, strong in a mild way, if there's ever such a description!! But this Stationary Traveller and though I can't fully realize why -because I can't really develop a complete understanding of it - makes me feel it is more subtle in it's description of sadness and lonelyness and maybe pain. All I can say is that starting from minute 3 - and prepared to that by the previous 2:59 minutes- I get feelings that I can't justify . I feel like anger, loss, sadness, revolt, wanting to cry and maybe a little more that I can't trap to describe in one word. all these feelings get mixed in these few seconds following minute 3 . and they make me love this piece.

Any way I usually prefer to post the studio version of the music, but in fact it's almost always that the live version is better in some way. So, i decided this time to put both versions because i can't decide which is my favorite right now.

Of course if the videos didn't play from here , I can always use the original URLs !

Live version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTWEUTxFysQ

Studio versiom : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PxSvLA5kJU




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