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yorukamome [userpic]
Christmas time - what I was, what I am

such an old photograph...it was 1983, around christmas - our old house over Amalfi hills, I was sitting on my favourite
corner of the couch, enjoying a calm night at home with my always over-loved Selvaggia, thinking of our daughter who
would be born on next july 1984, trying to create my own all-personal version of Irving Berlin's "white Xmas"...


...what I was in the meanwhile (must be 2002 or around) in my old house - some tunes for a couple of english friends
on their first journey to southern Italy...lots hair more than now, poor me, and maybe lots dreams - oh, never come true
after then! - but the Old Lady always being with me, making happier my good times, soothing me in my worst moments
when only music seemed to be the magical elisir, the fairy medication for a too selfpunishing mind feeling guiltier than
it would be necessary - how far those strange times seem today!...


...what I am now, 2008, sitting on my couch on a seastormy rainy december night, fighting with my fingers in the attempt
to make them remember that sequence, while I try to remember myself and my past life...but this ugly image of old man
looking concerned, confused (scared?...well, Selvaggia is still with me) is all what I am able to concentrate on tonight...


...I needed you to forgive the poorness of my Christmas wishes - I checked YouTube, where I found this softly simple,
sweetly humble arrangement by the excellent Peo Kindgren...it surely will express way better than I could all the love
I want to say to you all Friends - beloved sisters and brothers whose beautiful paths of life I had the fortune to cross,
treasures of Art and Heart who give light and warmth and happiness to my own path...please, never allow bad times
to erase your own memories of yourselves, you are PRECIOUS to the world - you deserve the merriest Christmas
and the nicest of new years, LJ folks - my Friends.


such lovely and kind Christmas wishes always from you :)

i enjoy seeing the then and the now of you, dear kamome. the song stays ever in your heart.

thank you for the YouTube. i will listen after the family watches their movie. i'm sure its beautiful because you chose it :)

thanks for the kind Words, bette dear...well ok,
the song may stay, but the calendars fly away so
very fast, LOL!...

hahaha! ma cosi giovanetto!:)))
secondo me, adesso sei piu' bello, ne!

YUK...lo so, che sono BELLISSIMO, adesso, NE!


Miii........ cheggiovanisssimo!!

beh...'nzomma, mica sono nato nonno, sa?


Oh lonesome Italian poet!
Your reminding the sweet past is as like sweet old wine!
I would like to let you hear this Japanese folk song.
I found this tune from your Youtube site.

Thank you Ouan sensei for sharing.


splendid, sakuo sensei! thanks...and the good old
Kindgren shows his skills as well on SAKURA, ne!




Thank You for your kind wishes! I just came from Italy, what a beautiful country! And Rome… I still see it in my dreams. Have a wonderful Christmas!

ciao, tell, welcome back! well, you could also
STEP some kms further and come see me here!...
thanks anyway for replying, have the nicest
Christmas with all your dear ones!

I called you today, this morning on your cell...no answer. So, I gave up.

I received your package, but unfortunately the bowl was shattered into pieces.

Please do not try to replace it with another gift. I am thankful enough for your thought. I ate the goodies that came with it though.

The lemon with chocolate etc.

So, thank U my friend, thank U from my heart for your kind gesture.


I'll re-do and replace it the soonest instead, I'm an idiot: sure, my packaging wasn't good enough!...
and yes, I found your call when back home (been at daughter's the whole day) but I couldn't call back
an "unknown number", neither had you left any message...oh re-GRUUUUUNTTT!!!

Edited at 2008-12-27 10:35 pm (UTC)