Moon River

Have you noticed that this song is beautiful and depressing at the same time? I first heard this song years ago in my adolescence, I think in some classic movie starring Audrey Hepburn. Is it Breakfast in Tiffany’s? Then I picked up the song in one episode of Sex and The City when Mr. Big took Carrie on a horse carriage before he left for San Fransisco. See? All about Carrie and Big is depressing! Well, they got together at last but you know how much she had been going through. The last time I heard the song is when I went back from Robinson’s midnight sale. We walked past a cafe/bar when a local band performed this song. The female vocalist sang it beautifully (generally Filipino bands are great). Suddenly I felt sad 😦 I should have been happy because I went home with my new Banana Republic perfume I got at sale. But this song instantly made me mellow and I despised it…

Apart from what it makes me feel, I still find it one of the most beautiful songs of all time. So I hope you enjoy this version 😉 Don’t let it get you down though! If you are depressed just come to my place. I’m ready with a bottle of wine 😀

Andrea Ross – Moon River

Lyrics:

Moon river wider than a mile
Im crossing you in style someday
You dream maker, you heartbreaker
Wherever youre going Im going your way
Two drifters off to see the world
Theres such a lot of world to see
Were after the same rainbows end
Waiting round the band
My huckleberry friend, moon river
And me

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URGENT: Meet him, meet him not?

The guy I told you earlier in this post is in Jakarta. And tomorrow I’m meeting him… Okay, long story. To make it short, I promised him a cup of coffee two years ago  (of course I never meant it). And opposite to what I want – which is I’m meeting him next week in Manila- apparently he adds some twist. He returns to Jakarta! The most important question here is: Should I meet him tomorrow?

Meet him, meet him not

Meet him, meet him not

Some part of me says ‘go ahead’. This is out of curiosity. But it’s the curiosity that kills the cat, isn’t it? The other pros to my going: some reality check. If I know that he’s indeed a jackass, commitment-phobic, insecure, boring guy, it will be such a relief. The cons? Well, there’s a lot actually. He drove me nuts before and I’m scared he’ll do it again. In other words, he’s still capable of doing it, TO ME. Okay…I’m losing it. Please help me! Do you think I should meet him? Or not? I will be forever in your debt 😀

Background story: https://fennychandra.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/karena-kutahu-engkau-begitu/

Daniel Powter – Next Plane Home

I woke up early to baby blue eyes from afar whoah whoah
And when the sun comes through and lights you like the angel you are whoah whoah
I know I do you wrong when I’m with you I’ve been gone

With every season change, it looks the same, November to June whoah whoah
And don’t these empty streets skip a beat the flowers don’t bloom whoah whoah

I can’t believe I missed your birthday again
And I wanna come back but I just don’t know when now

And I’m so lonely your not here with me
That’s way I’m gonna be on the next plane home
The road that never ends around the bend I see your smile whoah whoah
I’d swim across the sea to be with you for a while whoah whoah
Cos I’ve made a life of been gone
Now the way that I feel I just don’t belong

And I’m so lonely you’re not here with me
That’s why I’m gonna be on the next plane home
And you’re you’re the only face I wanna see
That’s why I’m gonna be on the next plane home

Stand around try to make every moment
And be somebody yeah anybody
It seems the whole world is taking me over
I need somebody to help me get back to you

And I’ve always been a million miles away
But things are gonna change
I just wanna come home

And you’re you’re the only face I wanna see
That’s why I gonna be on the next plane home
Yeah I’m taking the next plane home
Now I’m getting the next plane home
Now I’m taking the next plane home

Daniel Powter – Next Plane Home

PS : Just let me know if you want the song/video.

Platonic Love

Definition of platonic love (Latin: amor platonicus) is love beyond physical attachment, the existence of love despite impossibilities and challenges. According to Wikipedia, platonic love in its modern popular sense is an affectionate relationship into which the sexual element does not enter, especially in cases where one might easily assume otherwise. A simple example of platonic relationships is a deep, non-sexual friendship between two heterosexual people of the opposite sexes.

Love = shared perspective?

Love = shared perspective?

Often manifestation of such love is not marriage, however it is not lesser in value. The famous platonic known to the world is Kahlil Gibran’s love story. One may argue that his works of love would not have been so inspiring had he not been deeply in love with May Ziadeh, a woman he never married to, nor met in person.

Ragini Puri emphasizes it well.

A traditional and conservative society like ours looks on platonic relationships with suspecting eyes. It wonders whether in a friendship, physical attraction between the friends of opposite sexes can be sidestepped, whether platonic relationships – love and friendship without sexual alliance – can exist between a man and a woman. What they fail to understand is that platonic love is actually the sublimation of sexual urges into other forms of desires and attraction. It is love that looked beyond physical bodies to pure thoughts and intellectual stimulation.

Whether you agree or disagree, check out this one.. You can say it’s tragic. I’d say it’s beautiful.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping;

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near together;

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

So…do you believe in platonic love? Do you think you can love someone you never kiss (or even never fantasize it)? Should I ask a monk (or a nun) to answer these questions? 😀 Since I’m not a nun (or I should say bhiksuni) I would say ‘nah.. I don’t believe it’s love’. If you don’t have the slightest desire to kiss him/her, then it ain’t love. Maybe it’s a cordial affection or brotherly love or friendship at its best. Yet, one more question lingers, could you develop a platonic love with someone you used to love romantically (or sexually, according to the definition)? Should I ask this to the lovely elderly couple who lives across the street? 😉 Well, I won’t start. They are probably -still- sexually active and me insisting this question will be a display of illicit mockery 😉

Okay, I pick a theme song to suit our mood of platonic love, Hayley Westenra – Both Sides Now. Enjoy!