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03 March 2015 @ 01:16 pm
And I sing this for the captain
Whose ship has not been built
For the mother in confusion
Her cradle still unfilled

For the heart with no companion
For the soul without a king
For the prima ballerina
Who cannot dance to anything

-- Leonard Cohen, Heart with no companion
19 December 2014 @ 11:52 pm
'k heb het gevoel dat ik zo, van gisteren tot vandaag, nog altijd hier ben'.
-- Marijke
16 December 2014 @ 12:01 pm
12 November 2014 @ 06:28 pm
'Na weer zo'n pil, wel vijf op een dag, overhuifde me de slaap op de plek waar ik was, het werd donker in mijn brein, zoals wanneer in de rupscarrousel de kap over het wagentje valt, en ik was vertrokken, niet lichtjes duttend, maar vooroverklappend, mijn hoofd op mijn armen. Dat is eens in de studiezaal gebeurd, op het podium voor al die jongens. Het werd Mansuetus door een van de kereltjes gemeld, wat dacht men. Door het gluiperige ventje Dolf Koningsbrugge, bij zijn geboorte verblijd met de volle voornaam van de Führer, waar bij de bevrijding de eerste letter van werd geschrapt'.
-- Brouwers, Het Hout
05 November 2014 @ 03:46 pm
So wie es ist
bleibt es nicht.
-- B.Brecht
03 September 2014 @ 10:23 pm
'Onder een appeleboom vindt ge geen peren'.
-- Nadine
01 July 2014 @ 05:33 pm
' "De koks haten de kelners, en met z'n allen haten ze de klant," ' zei Haida. 'Dat zegt een van de personages in De Keuken, een toneelstuk van Arnold Wesker. Iemand die van zijn vrijheid is beroofd gaat gegarandeerd iemand anders haten. Denk je ook niet?  En op zo'n manier wil ik niet leven.'
-- Haruki Murakami, in De kleurloze Tsukuru Tazaki en zijn pelgrimsjaren
29 June 2014 @ 09:09 pm

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

-- Roald Dahl
28 June 2014 @ 11:15 pm
This song's meaning becomes clearer to me when I try not paying too much attention to who "you" and "I" are referring to.

This song is full of irony. It's basically the story of a man in his hospital bed, knowing that he's going to die. When he reviews the things everything that he did in his life, he feels like he has wasted his life away for doing bad things ("dirty hands"). He has been living his life recklessly, not caring how the bad things that he did affected people around him ("blindfold down..eyes can't see..run as fast as you can.."). He is frustrated with his regrets, and he gets even more sad when he realizes that there are people out there wasting his life away ("smokers outside the hospital doors"). He only wants one more chance to live so that he can change the way that he's been living. He wants to "wear his smile" which means sharing his message to people so that they will believe him and won't waste their life away just like he did. But he knows that people can't believe him because he's going to die (mouth is "wide shut" and "i cant hear you")

The irony is, this man in the hospital really wants to change his life, but he has no more chance. While the smokers outside the hospital doors have the chance to change their lives, but they don't want to.

I'm not sure about how the singer intended this song's meaning, but we can interpret it positively. The end of this song is the main part of the song:
"we've all been changed from what we were
our broken parts smashed off the floor"
In this life, maybe we started as good people. But because of the hurts and pains we got in the past, we've been changed to someone who is bitter. We're not good anymore, just the way we used to be. But regardless of all our broken parts, let's not be like this man who regrets everything that he did in his last moments. We should check ourselves, are we being who we wanted to be? Are we proud of our lives? Are we good? Are we going to end our lives with regrets? For sure, I don't want to die a broken man.

Oh and btw, the video's really beautiful, although i'm not sure yet how it connects to the song. :)

-Thanks to SparksOfGold, Dale Sundstorm, and chadhappens for inspiring me in finding the meaning of this song. This song really inspires me.-
PurpleDeeon October 03, 2007   Link
Current Music: Editors - Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors
20 May 2014 @ 11:31 pm

Your true color is


Your motto is Go, Go, Go! But you also know how to relax and recharge your batteries for the next big thing. You like to work hard, play hard, and nap hard.