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Near Light, by Ólafur Arnalds

What is the “Light”?

The “Light” has often been associated with religious ideas, mystical thoughts…

I encourage you, every day, to take some moments for yourselves, even a few minutes, and try to do something which brings you happiness and bliss: reading a poem, listen to a song, enjoy the silence, take a stroll in the park, contemplate a painting, the ocean… And this way, you will connect with the “Light”, and maybe, if you make these few moments some sort of habit, the “Light” will stay and will eventually inhabit you…

This melody, by Ólafur Arnalds, in crescendo, is represented visually with a sublime video. Both the music and the visual creation express the need of human beings to connect with the “Light”, to find some sort of Beauty and transcendence in life.

I am lucky because I connect with the “Light” in many different ways. Today just a message from my soul friend made me feel like the person in the video coming out of the train and embracing the ocean and the rays of sun.

* The last stanza of a draft poem

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Private universe

Ours, precious, infinite

Where the light does not vanish

Where the sun will not die

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“Lost Stars”

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“Are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?”

I have watched the movie several times, first in a theatre and later on any transatlantic flight I have had the chance to. I don´t get tired of it: the streets of New York City become a stage for the amazing soundtrack by Maroon 5. Keira Knightley also surprises us with her delicate, touching voice. The story is romantic, believable, with sparks of funny moments. Love, friendship, family are the food on the table, reminding us the true essence of happiness and how harsh the path is at times.

The film represents a superb tribute to the passion for life and dreams, and to the capacity to “begin again” when all fails down and collapse. “Lost stars”, played by Maroon 5 and Keira Knightley, is the official soundtrack. It has been nominated for the Oscars. The song is simply heartbreaking, of deep beauty and meaning.

Wishing we all become “shining” stars!

Please, enjoy the music!

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Songs and Paintings: Jay Z and Basquiat

Many artists, writers, musicians find inspiration in other forms of art and creativity.

Jay Z has recently bought a Basquiat painting worth 4,5 $. The rapper has long admired the graffiti artist. He has repeatedly included in his songs references to Basquiat and even one of Basquiat’s paintings inspired an entire track. Certainly, the painting, “Charles the First,’’ was the basis for his 2010 song “Most Kingz”.

The own Basquiat was fond of poetry, literature and music.

I recall my attention on Whitney Biennial 2014 and the emphasis made on “multi-faceted” artists!

http://www.basquiat.com/artist.htm

http://nypost.com/2013/11/20/jay-z-buys-basquiat-painting-for-4-5m/

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