“The greatest human endeavor is to bring imagination’s yearning into the preset limitations of a circumstance that won’t allow for it. You could say that this is how we create heaven on earth, at least for and in that moment.”

Darrell Calkins blog, Photo from Aleppo by Joseph Eid

“The greatest human endeavor is to bring imagination’s yearning into the preset limitations of a circumstance that won’t allow for it. You could say that this is how we create heaven on earth, at least for and in that moment.”

(Photo from Aleppo by Joseph Eid)

“By the way, your two recent music videos are inaccessible: By Design  (UMG blocked it under copyright grounds), and Con Te Partiro (‘The uploader has not made this video available in your country’).”

Yes, sorry about that. It depends on the country you access my site from. You can track these both down on YouTube and elsewhere, or buy them for a couple dollars from iTunes or other sources. Here’s a couple of links to try for versions of Con Te Partiro, which goes very well with the photo above…and thank you…

Con Te Partiro live

Con Te Partiro with lyrics

2 Comments Add yours

  1. The song by Andrea Bocelli and the photo come together beautifully. That song has always made me slow down and just stop to marvel at its softness, the well of emotion and meaning in his voice. But at the same time it felt alien to me, like it was a softness I didn’t have the vantage point or experience to truly connect with. When I imagined the man listening to it, this music pouring out of the record player in the middle of his destroyed room and the hell of Aleppo, it immediately felt differently to me and made sense. It’s this relationship to sadness and yet appreciation of beauty. His facial expression is like the music.

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  2. A nourishing image of experience,
    for those in silence, amidst tragedies,
    intimate to your sound offering
    of Victor Frankl’s steadfast devotion.

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