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Certain Emotions

“There are certain emotions in your body that not even your best friend can sympathize with, but you will find the right film or the right book, and it will understand you.”

– Bjork

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On Falling in Love

John Steinbeck wrote this letter to his son in 1958.
What beautiful advice.

New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second — There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply — of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it — and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone — there is no possible harm in saying so — only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another — but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

Love,

Fa

La verdad que es feo arrepentirese de las cosas, pero me siento tan triste al pensar en nosotros.  Por cagón, por no tener valor, por no jugarmela por completo te perdi y eso es lo que jamás me voy a perdonar.Y si alguna vez me perdonó, voy a poder enamorarme y amar a otra mujer… pero por ahora lo veo muy dificil…

Jason Silva explains this phenomenon in 2m30s

That’s All It Took

that’s all it took
the mention of your name
and all my love for you
burst into flame
I tried so hard
to let you go, but look
how I still tremble at your name
that’s all it took
that’s all it took
to make me know that I still care
it seems my heart just can’t give up
the dreams we used to share
I tell my friends I’m happy
but they read me like a book
and when today I heard them say
your name that’s all it took
that’s all it took
to make me yearn for your embrace
I guess I might as well admit
no one can take your place
I fell for you completely
sinker line and hook
and when today I heard them say
your name that’s all it took
and when today I heard them say
your name that’s all it took
– There is not a single version of this original Gram Parsons song that I like, but the lyrics are spot on!

Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

– Edgar Allan Poe

Mi Salvacion

Hoy, hoy
Me lleno de ilusion
Me alegra el corazon hablar contigo
Te escucho gemir
Dices ser feliz
Y yo pierdo la voz
Al intentar pedir que no me olvides

Tu mi delirio
Tu mi destino
Se que es contigo mi salvacion

Hoy, hoy
Le he preguntando al sol
Porque me lleva lejos el camino
No me respondio
El dia paso
Mi suerte fue tener
La foto de los dos en luna llena

Tu mi lucero
Tu mi deseo
Se que es contigo mi salvacion

Tu mi delirio
Tu mi destino
Se que es contigo mi salvacion
Se que es contigo mi salvacion

– Alex Cuba

This is the only version I could find online: http://podcasting.newwinnipeg.net/sessions/alex%20cuba%20-%2001%20mi%20salvacion.mp3

Hoping to replace it with a link where you can purchase this beautiful, soul-stirring, song.