Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday, George (and me)

George Sand
July 1, 1804-1876


I share a birthday today with George Sand:
Make of her what you will. ;-)


Amantine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin, better known as George Sand, is as infamous for her cigar-in-hand cross-dressing as she is famous for her eighty novels, twenty plays, and numerous political tracts...read more here.




The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. George Sand

I tried to edit the piece of the post that contains the jukebox, but blogger won't let me add anything for some reason.

Although it loses a lot of its poetic integrity, here is the translated lyric for Andar Com Fe (To Walk With Faith) from the original Portuguese.

To walk with faith
Faith doesn't usually fail
Faith is a woman
Faith is in the coral snake,
In a peace of bread
Faith is in the tide, in the dagger's blade,
In light, in darkness
Faith is in the morning
Faith is in nighfall
Faith is in the summer heat
Faith is alive with health
Faith is also about to die
Sadly, in solitude
Right or even wrong,
Faith goes where I go,
On foot or by plane.
For those who don't have faith
Faith usually follows
Through yes and through no.

Thank you, Ed, for taking an interest in the meaning of the song. Peace.

13 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL ONE!

    ( i mean you not george!! )

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  2. Happy Birthday!!!!

    Wishing you a beautiful day and upcoming year.

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  3. happy birthday, my dear. And I am giving you another Arte y Pico. Details soon at my place.

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  4. A very happy birthday, Gina! Happiness and Peace for your future.

    I love the quote.

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  5. cake, there must be cake. it's a law of the universe. ; )

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  6. Good law, sherry! ;)

    And Happy Birthday, Girl!

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  7. Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. It was a very regular day. I usually postpone the real celebration until July 4th, when there's fireworks!

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  8. P.S. Did anyone have a listen to that beautiful Brasilian song I posted? It's worth a listen.

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  9. Yes, I meant to mention the Brasilian music. Really nice!

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  10. Happy Birthday! :)
    Sorry I'm a day late. :(

    Nice Gilberto Gil song. I assume he's singing in Portuguese. What's the song about?

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  11. Hi, Ed. Thanks for the birthday wishes. As for the song, I've posted the translated lyrics below George Sand.

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope's it's all you want it to be.

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