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)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nothing to do with nothing...... Carmen, Bizet !!!

In 10 minutes a swing of mood led me to it.
It all started when I wanted to put a part from Scheherazade by Korsakov. And just in time I discovered it doesn't match my mood, which is weird because it was triggered by a mood impulse in the first place!!. Then I jumped to my favorite, Strauss, and again he's not matching the mood, and then I rememberd Carmen. I'm not into ANY Opera by any means but I like the part I know from Carmen's music, and for the first time I gave my self a chance to listen to it. Being in french may have helped me consider it much and ......voila, I finally decided to put it.
Weird too 'cause I even don't like Carmen the person, when I was young I thought she's a flirt, and I don't like flirts, and I never gave her a second chance!! not even now.
Can I tell even more, I also liked the Callas version, though I never liked Callas the person, Why?, simple, because of Onassis.
......... Can my thoughts get any more complicated !!!??



The Callas version

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