Change…

Ein perfekt inszenierter Film. Ein neues Frauenbild auch in der Mode und der Werbung dafür.

Danke Ulrike, für den Hinweis…

Zum Tod von Steve Jobs…

…erscheinen an vielen Orten wirklich gute Zitate des Apple Gründers, die es sich lohnt fest zu halten:

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Diese Rede wird an vielen Stellen in Ausschnitten zitiert. Sie lohnt auch im Zusammenhang:
Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005:

Hier der Text der Rede in englisch.
Und hier eine deutsche Übersetzung.

Zum Geburtstag…

Mein Lieber,

ich wusste gar nicht, dass Du (nur) einen Tag nach Bob Dylan Geburtstag hast. Dylan hat, als er nur wenige Jahre älter war als Du heute wirst, “Forever Young” geschrieben.
Der Song ist einerseits ein Wunsch an jemand, der jünger ist. Es ist aber auch eine Richtschnur, wie man jung bleibt.
In dieser Version: Dylan zusammen mit Bruce Springsteen:

Springsteen-Dylan "Forever young" von betterday

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

Dick Gaughn haben wir zusammen in Hockenheim gesehen. Da war Weltmeisterschaft und wir hörten Fussball auf dem Rückweg im Auto nach Kirchwald. Damals schon dabei und heute gut passend Gaughns Song ” What You Do With What You’ve Got”

You must know someone like him
He was tall and strong and lean
With a body like a greyhound
And a mind so sharp and keen
But his heart, just like a laurel,
Grew twisted round itself
Till almost every thing he did
Caused pain to someone else
It’s not just what you’re born with
It’s what you choose to bear
It’s not how big your share is
But how much you can share
And it’s not the fights you dreamed of
But those you really fought
It’s not what you’ve been given
It’s what you do with what you’ve got
Now what’s the good of two strong legs
If you only run away?
And what use is the finest voice
If you’ve nothing good to say?
And what good is strength and muscle
If you only push and shove?
And what’s the use of two good ears
If you can’t hear those you love?
Between those who use their neighbours
And those who use a cane
Between those in constant power
And those in constant pain
Between those who run to evil
And those who cannot run
Tell me which ones are the cripples
And which ones touch the sun?

In diesem Sinne stolz auf “the fights you really fought” gratuliere ich Dir zum Geburtstag und wünsche Dir to stay forever young.

Ein unbekannter Cohen…

Dachte eigentlich, von Leonard Cohen alle Lieder zu kennen. Um so wunderbarer die Entdeckung von “The Window”:

The Window

Why do you stand by the window
Abandoned to beauty and pride
The thorn of the night in your bosom
The spear of the age in your side
Lost in the rages of fragrance
Lost in the rags of remorse
Lost in the waves of a sickness
That loosens the high silver nerves

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love
Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul

And come forth from the Cloud Of Unknowing
And kiss the cheek of the moon
The New Jerusalem glowing
Why tarry all night in the ruin
And leave no word of discomfort
And leave no observer to mourn
But climb on your tears and be silent
Like a rose on its ladder of thorns

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love…

Then lay your rose on the fire
The fire give up to the sun
The sun give over to splendour
In the arms of the high holy one
For the holy one dreams of a letter
Dreams of a letter’s death
Oh bless the continuous stutter
Of the word being made into flesh

Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love…

Was almost sure to know every song by Leonard Cohen. The greater the joy to discover “the Window today…

Loveparade: weitere Überwachungskameras identifiziert…

Die Polizei Duisburg hat zur Überwachung beider Einlassbereiche der Loveparade eigene Überwachungskameras eingesetzt. Das ergeben Recherchen des Nachrichtenportals DocuNews.

Die beiden hierfür eingesetzten Kameras sind  an Laternenmasten in der Nähe der Eingangsbereiche West und Ost der Loveparade montiert. Sie ergänzen die Perspektiven der 17 auf dem Veranstaltungsgelände montierten Kameras. Der Polizei standen also unabhängig vom Veranstalter eigene Bilder auf Vereinzelungsanlagen der Loveparade zur Verfügung.

Die Einlassbereiche zur Loveparade  sollten am Veranstaltungstag ab 15:46 gesperrt werden. Dies misslang. Darin liegt eine wesentliche Ursache für die Überfüllung der Tunnel und der Rampe zur Loveparade und die 21 Todesfälle und hunderten Verletzten.

Die ausführliche Analyse mit Photos finden Sie auf DocuNews:

…kein Spaziergang…

Heutzutage will niemand mehr hören, was es wirklich heisst zu lieben, denn das Ganze ist ziemlicher Beschiss. Die Liebe ist wie ein Diamant – von aussen hübsch, aber von innen knallhart, scharf und kantig.
Jemanden wirklich zu lieben sollte nicht mit so etwas wie Vergnügen verwechselt werden. Einen anderen Menschen zu lieben ist genauso schmerzhaft und frustrierend wie die Suche nach sich selbst. Und
obwohl es wahrscheinlich das Einzige auf der Welt ist, was die Mühe lohnt, bedeutet das noch lange nicht, dass das Ganze ein Spaziergang ist.

Ethan Hawke: Aschermittwoch

There is not a level playing ground for either of us, for either the men or the women. This is the most challenging activity that humans get into, which is: love. We have the sense that we can’t live without love, that live has very little meaning without love.
We are invited into this arena which is a very dangerous arena. Where the possibilities for humiliation and failure are ample. There is no fixed lesson that one can learn about this thing because the heart is always opening and closing. It is always softening and hardening. We are always experiencing joy or sadness. There is no jackpot in the whole enterprise. You are either going to have the courage, because after a certain amount of time the accumulation of defeats in this roam are going to be significant. I think that people that in spite of the defeat, in spite of the impossibility of establishing reasonable context with the other, that the people who are fortunate enough to be able to continue to do that are indeed fortunate. But there are lots of people who have closed down. And there are times in ones live, when one has to close down just to regroup.
Men for women, women for men we are the content of each other. Most men have a woman in there heart and most women have a man in their heart. There are people that don’t, there are monks that don’t, but most of us cherish some sort of dream to surrender. But these are dreams. And sometimes they are defeated and sometimes they are manifested.
Love is a ferocious activity where you experience defeat and you experience acceptance and you experience exaltation but a fixed idea about it will definitely cause you a great deal of suffering. If you have the feeling that it is going to be an easy ride you are going to be disappointed. If you have the feeling that it is going to be hell all the way you may be surprised.

Leonard Cohen

Zum Nachhören und -sehen::
Leonard Cohen im Interview
ab (ca.) Minute 15:00 bis 20:00.