Sade  Tribute Mix by JaBig

Playlist:


Cherish The Day
Bullet Proof Soul
All About Our Love
Feel No Pain
King Of Sorrow
Soldier Of Love
Flow
Somebody Already Broke My Heart
Immigrant
Every Word
Siempre Hay Esperanza
The Sweetest Taboo
When Am I Going to Make a Living
Keep Looking
Cherry Pie
Tar Baby
Kiss of Life
Maureen
Clean Heart
Turn My Back on You
Punch Drunk [Instrumental]
No Ordinary Love

Paradise
Nothing Can Come Between Us
Frankie’s First Affair
Bring Me Home
Never as Good as the First Time
Hang on to Your Love
I Will Be Your Friend
Smooth Operator
Slave Song
Your Love Is King
Is It a Crime
Sally
Why Can’t We Live Together
Babyfather
Skin
By Your Side
The Moon And The Sky
Lovers Rock
In Another Time

I Never Thought I’d See the Day
Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Jezebel
Morning Bird
It’s Only Love That Gets You Through
The Sweetest Gift
The Safest Place
Haunt Me
Mr. Wrong
Give It Up
Fear
War of the Hearts
You’re Not the Man
I Couldn’t Love You More
Be That Easy
Long Hard Road
Mermaid
Like a Tattoo
Pearls

It’s a strange courage
you give me ancient star:

Shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!

William Carlos Williams,  El Hombre, 1917
Peggy Guggenheim
Man Ray   (via: monodo-mind.blogspot)

Peggy Guggenheim

Man Ray   (via: monodo-mind.blogspot)

Pablo Picasso in his studio
Lee Miller

Pablo Picasso in his studio

Lee Miller

1956, Picasso Paints in real-time, intro clip  (via:youtube | AlistarMacdonald) 

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Using a specially designed transparent ‘canvas’ to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls. Begining with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke, Picasso progresses to more complex paintings adding and removing elements until at last the work is complete. 

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Artemis:  This is from the film Le mystère Picasso, 1956, Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.  HERE

 

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When, in the night, I await her coming
My life seems stopped.  I ask myself: What
Are attributes, freedom or youth compared 
To this treasured friend holding a flute?
Look she’s coming!  She throws off her veil
And watches me steady and long.  I say:
"Was it you who dictated Dante the pages
Of Hell?” And she answers “I am the one.”
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~Anna Akhmatova
Translated: Sofie Laffitte
Image: Gustave Moreau, Hesiod and the Muse, 1857
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When, in the night, I await her coming

My life seems stopped.  I ask myself: What

Are attributes, freedom or youth compared 

To this treasured friend holding a flute?

Look she’s coming!  She throws off her veil

And watches me steady and long.  I say:

"Was it you who dictated Dante the pages

Of Hell?” And she answers “I am the one.”

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~Anna Akhmatova

Translated: Sofie Laffitte

Image: Gustave Moreau, Hesiod and the Muse, 1857

Frédéric Chopin - Raindrop Prelude, Op 28, No. 15 

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From Wki:  ”Some, though not all, of Opus 28 was written during Chopin and George Sand’s stay at a monastery in Valldemossa, Majorca in 1838. In her Histoire de ma vie, Sand related how one evening she and her son Maurice, returning from Palma in a terrible rainstorm, found a distraught Chopin who exclaimed, “Ah! I knew well that you were dead.” While playing his piano he had a dream:

"He saw himself drowned in a lake. Heavy drops of icy water fell in a regular rhythm on his breast, and when I made him listen to the sound of the drops of water indeed falling in rhythm on the roof, he denied having heard it. He was even angry that I should interpret this in terms of imitative sounds. He protested with all his might – and he was right to – against the childishness of such aural imitations. His genius was filled with the mysterious sounds of nature, but transformed into sublime equivalents in musical thought, and not through slavish imitation of the actual external sounds."

Sand did not say which prelude Chopin played for her on that occasion, but most music critics assume it to be no. 15, because of the repeating A flat, with its suggestion of the “gentle patter” of rain. Peter Dayan, however points out that Sand accepted Chopin’s protests that the prelude was not an imitation of the sound of raindrops, but a translation of natures harmonies within Chopin’s “génie”. Frederick Niecks says that the prelude “rises before one’s mind the cloistered court of the monastery of Valdemosa, and a procession of monks chanting lugubrious prayers, and carrying in the dark hours of night their departed brother to his last resting-place.

The prelude opens with a “serene” theme in D flat. It then changes to a “lugubrious interlude” in C sharp minor, “with the dominant pedal never ceasing, a basso ostinato”.The repeating A flat, which has been heard throughout the first section, here becomes more insistent. Following this, the prelude ends with a repetition of the original theme. Niecks says, “This C sharp minor portion…affects one like an oppressive dream; the re-entrance of the opening D flat major, which dispels the dreadful nightmare, comes upon one with the smiling freshness of dear, familiar nature – only after these horrors of the imagination can its serene beauty be fully appreciated.”

The Thames Below Westminster, 1871
Claude Monet

The Thames Below Westminster, 1871

Claude Monet

Sailboat at Le Petit Gennevilliers, 1874
Claude Monet 

Sailboat at Le Petit Gennevilliers, 1874

Claude Monet 

Hauling a Boat Ashore Honfleur, 1864
Claude Monet

Hauling a Boat Ashore Honfleur, 1864

Claude Monet

The moon in all her immaculate purity hung in the sky, laughing at this world of dust. She congratulated me for my carefully considered maneuvers and invited me to share in her eternal solitude.

Shan Sa, Empress 

The moon in all her immaculate purity hung in the sky, laughing at this world of dust. She congratulated me for my carefully considered maneuvers and invited me to share in her eternal solitude.

Shan Sa, Empress 

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Artemis:  Merci  sirobtep.   :)

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Father and Daughter by Michaël Dudok de Wit

I’ll add…   

From Wiki:  Father and Daughter is a 2000 Dutch animated short film, made by Michaël Dudok de Wit. It won the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

The film also received over 20 awards and 1 nomination and is considered the most successful in the series of works by Michaël.

A Father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the wide Dutch landscapes live through their seasons so the girl lives through hers. She becomes a young woman, has a family and in time she becomes old, yet within her there is always a deep longing for her father.

The story can be seen as a metaphor, The father leaving on a boat signifies his death and the images of the daughter watching for him to come back is signifying her always thinking about him throughout her life. Towards the end when the now elderly daughter begins to travel through the overgrown, dried up riverbed is supposed to explain that she has died and is now travelling in the afterlife to see her father once again.”

yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:
yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
-you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars
E.E. Cummings, from the poem Dive for Dreams
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
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From the 14th Dalai Lama   "It is very good to recite the mantra Om mani padme hum, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast… The first, Om […] symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]"
"The path is indicated by the next four syllables. Mani, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method: (the) altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love.[…]"
"The two syllables, padme, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom[…]"
"Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, which indicates indivisibility[…]"
"Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]"  Image:  momentovacios.wordpress

Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ

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From the 14th Dalai Lama   "It is very good to recite the mantra Om mani padme hum, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast… The first, Om […] symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]"

"The path is indicated by the next four syllables. Mani, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method: (the) altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love.[…]"

"The two syllables, padme, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom[…]"

"Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, which indicates indivisibility[…]"

"Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]"  Image:  momentovacios.wordpress