sábado, 29 de mayo de 2010

viernes, 21 de mayo de 2010

The turtles BSO the boat that rocked

La de Happy together sonaba muy parecida pero esta escena de la película era tan graciosa que me gusta recordarla así.

Radio encubierta - The boat that rocked

La he descubierto en DVD. El pop, rock, soul de los 60 en una emisora pirata que emitía desde un pesquero en el mar del Norte hasta que fue clausurada por el gobierno británico. Los DJs son un auténtico espectáculo y la banda sonora es una joya. Del director de 4 bodas y un funeral y Love, actually. Pero es mucho menos rosa y más irónica. Eleanor de The Turtles ha sido un descubrimiento y otras muchas canciones que recuerdo muy vagamente de haber escuchado en la radio hace muchos años y que entonces no entendía (The letter, por ejemplo) ahora son un regalo.

martes, 18 de mayo de 2010

Crones don´t whine: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Cronesdon´t whine
By Kathy Korman Frey

Think about your grandmother, your mom, or another wise figure in your life. Did she seem to have an other-worldly and/or wise quality? Why were you drawn to this person? Perhaps you felt supported and anchored by the wisdom they seemed to impart. The special wisdom we gain from the wise women in our lives has been beautifully captured by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen in her book Crones Don’t Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women. It starts off as follows:

To be a crone, you need to let go of what should have been, could have been, might have been. You need to silence the whining in your head that will come out of your mouth next. Whining makes you unable to live in the present, or be good company for anyone – even yourself. Whiners assume they were and are entitled to a different life from the one they have. Whiners do not see that everyone has had a share of the bad things that happen to people. Ungrateful for what they do have, whiners cannot enjoy the present.

P.s. Dr. Bolen defines crone as “an older woman with zest, passions, and soul.” The book has testimonials from Alice Walker, Olympia Dukakis, and Gloria Steinem.

Here are the 13 qualities to cultivate from Crones Don’t Whine.

1. Crones don’t whine. (See “whining” above).

2. Crones are juicy. (See zest, passions, above).

3. Crones have green thumbs. This means crones nurture growth.

4. Crones trust what they know in their bones. Don’t even need to explain this one.

5. Crones meditate in their own fashion. A cup of tea or another quiet moment in daily life.

6. Crones are fierce about what matters to them. Through empathy, women grow more radical as they age.

7. Crones choose the path with heart. Lear from experience and apply past lessons to present choices.

8. Crones speak the truth with compassion. Being truthful and compassionate, instead of superficial.

9. Crones listen to their bodies. Fulfilling both body and psyche brings about a sense of well-being.

10. Crones improvise. There are various incarnations of yourself over time.

11. Crones don’t grovel. “I don’t grovel for approval anymore.”

12. Crones laugh together. No pecking order, just friends and laughter.

13. Crones savor the good in their lives. Not soured by the personal share of suffering. Happy to be alive.
La traducción en castellano del título de este libro es un poco rara: "las brujas no se quejan" y desde la perspectiva de una analista junguiana podemos ver la posibilidadde llevar una vida llena de pasiones, alma y alegría en la llamada edad madura.

Acabo de terminar "Las diosas de la mujer madura" de Jean Shinoda Bolen. A partir de los cincuenta años las mujeres pueden empezar a desarrollar nuevas cualidades (la sabiduria, la risa, la ira, la compasión, la alegría de vivir) personificadas en diosas poco conocidas en la mitología que nos han enseñado: Hécate, Metis, Baubo, Uzume, Kuan Yin, Sofía, Hestia, Shekmet, Kali...

domingo, 9 de mayo de 2010

Jara en flor

Después de una noche de lluvia y viento el parque Forestal olía a jara, a tomillo, a romero en flor. Junto a la gasolinera he visto a un conejo pero no me ha dado tiempo a hacerle la foto. Otra vez será.

sábado, 1 de mayo de 2010

Against the wind by Bob Seeger - Contra el viento

Against The Wind
Bob Seger

It seems like yesterday
But it was long ago
Janey was lovely she was the queen of my nights
There in the darkness with the radio playing low
And the secrets that we shared
The mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control
'Til there was nothing left to burn and nothing left to prove
And I remember what she said to me
How she swore that it never would end
I remember how she held me oh so tight
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then

Against the wind
We were runnin' against the wind
We were young and strong, we were runnin'
Against the wind

The years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends
I found myself further and further from my home
And I guess I lost my way
There were oh so many roads
I was living to run and running to live
Never worryied about paying or even how much I owed
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searching
Searching for shelter again and again

Against the wind
A little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter sgainst the wind

Well those drifter's days are past me now
I've got so much more to think about
Deadlines and commitments
What to leave in, what to leave out

Against the wind
I'm still runnin' against the wind
I'm older now but still runnin' against the wind
Well I'm older now and still runnin'
Against the wind
Against the wind
Against the wind

Still runnin'
I'm still runnin' against the wind
I'm still runnin'
I'm still runnin' against the wind
Still runnin'
Runnin' against the wind
Runnin' against the wind
See the young man run
Watch the young man run
Watch the young man runnin'
He'll be runnin' against the wind
Let the cowboys ride
Let the cowboys ride
They'll be ridin' against the wind
Against the wind ...