Monthly Archives: December 2012

Chuva (Rain) – A fado by Mariza

Having added the capability to embed videos into my blog, I feel like a kid with a new toy. A “fado” is a type of Portuguese folk song that has at its center a longing for something/someone gone and remembered.  … Continue reading

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My first “Coup de foudre”

The French have a term for everything worth noting about life and love.  Especially love.  (It’s beyond my ken how and when they gained this special status with that universal emotion.  Or how deserved it truly is.  But that’s a … Continue reading

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Fired Works

There is a brilliant, sad and powerful poem by Yehuda Amichai, the Israeli poet who should have been a Nobel-winner, with these lines: Once a great love cut my life in two. The first part goes on twisting at some … Continue reading

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