2.02.2013

"VISSI D'ARTE"



Do you ever wake up with a song trailing through the mist of a dream, just a thin thread of notes left behind, leaving you yearning for the rest? That happened to me this morning. Four notes. Just four notes, dangling in my memory.

Not long ago, I started a conversation with a friend about dreams. I used to remember mine, richly, fully, deliciously, long complicated narratives full of clues about the meaning of life, the meaning of the universe....now I remember bits, pieces, and mostly, nothing at all. I have been missing my dreams, wondering where they went? Is my brain too full of climate change calamity? I started thinking about the lost dreams, and then confided to my friend how much this concerned me. In a real act of magical living, my dreams began to return, hesitant, shy, but still: glimmers...Perhaps there are times when it is better not to simply accept absence, but say: I miss you. I have missed you, dreams.

There is nothing like a long sleep, and even better, a long sleep that leaves one much to think about. This morning's four notes descending from the Heavens? I caught the rest of them thanks to Maria Callas. Of course tears are coursing down my cheeks as I write. And while we're on it, don't miss the movie Quartet. Speaking of dreams...mothers...music...yearning and discovery. Good Morning!

And here is an even better link --a Callas performance at Covent Garden.

12 comments:

Martine Frampton said...

Went to see Quartet with my sister last week, you are right it is lovely

Valerie Tate said...

Dear Dominique,

Thank you for your peaceful warriorship on behalf of our dear Earth.

Thank you for allowing yourself to feel the tenderness underneath the your courage (rage of the heart).

Thank you for that force of Nature -- Maria Callas.

Dream on.

Love & Light,

Valerie

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frances palmer said...

beautiful.

rosedeva said...

This has happened to me, too, with my dreams. I think that for everything there is a season. But still haven't really figured it out.....

Barbara Albright said...

The movie? Haven't heard of it but will look it up. Thanks for the tip. I dream a lot these days, and fortunately have detailed memories. I've even started a dream journal. They're amazing, aren't they?

mary tindukasiri said...

So beautiful, many tears falling. Thank you.
Mary

Darlene said...

So glad your dreams have returned. I rarely dream.

Cristina Daroczy said...

I do like so much Maggie Smith, that I can't wait to watch this latest movie of hers.

by the way, Ms. Browning, have you seen and enjoied "Marigold Hotel"? absolutely charming!

karens said...

typical olof, my father, gave me Jung's "Memories, Dreams, Reflections" when i was a teenager - to help me find meaning to it all. What it gave me was a guide to understanding the language of my dreams - metaphors and symbols. what is so beautiful about that book was it set me on a lifetime path of being able to settle back and see things in that way. maybe you don't need your dreams as much anymore to understand that part of yourself. but i miss my dreams too. maybe i will try beckoning them back as you have...

nora said...

gorgeous pictures

lorenzo said...

you're always the same splendid person I had the immense pleasure to meet in another time of my life!