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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Now Rest

There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night. ~ Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Satie's music was the only music I could ever play on the piano without making a mistake. I didn't even need to think about it. My hands knew what to do.
There's something about his music that suits me.

I hope you can listen to this piece before you fall asleep, or perhaps before you start your busy day.


And a kiss.

Good night. Good morning.


I'm sorry I can't tell you where this lovely photo came from. I've had it on my computer for years. But it's Paris...you knew that.


A Cuban In London September 25, 2008 at 2:11 AM  

Wiil we always 'have Paris', TB? Yes, I guess that everyone in the world will always have Paris, even if they've never (like me) visited that marvellous city. Thanks for the music. Most appreciated.

Greetings from London.

My Castle in Spain September 25, 2008 at 4:04 AM  

I love what Cuban said above...yes, dear Tangobaby we'll always have Paris as they say.
It's midday here and listening to Satie is so blissful right now.
THANKS for this !

Have been thinking of you and your grandmother. May be, we don't learn enough in life how to balance between joy and sorrow, how to grieve, how to accept that our loved ones will depart one day. As you know, my parents are from Madagascar where death has a major importance. Since i'm little, i've heard my parents talking about their future grave and their afterlife as a spirit. Of course, i'll be tremendously sad the day they die but i will know they're on to a next journey and this will help me to smile through my tears.

Sending you big hugs

willow September 25, 2008 at 6:07 AM  

Sublime! Thank you for this marvelous dreamy peacefulness I'm taking back with me today.

Eilandkind September 25, 2008 at 7:56 AM  


Carol September 25, 2008 at 2:53 PM  

So very, very beautiful and something which I needed to hear tonight :-) Thank you

Christina September 25, 2008 at 3:30 PM  

You So make my life more beautiful! Ahh... this is breathtaking, my friend.

tangobaby September 25, 2008 at 5:28 PM  

Hi a cuban in london,

Please please promise me that you will go to Paris one day (soon). You are so much closer to it than I am, and I promise you will fall in love there, with something.

Please do go (and then take me with you!).


Hi lala,

You are so welcome. Satie, on a siesta, in beautiful Granada, with the lovely and talented Lala? Oh my! Now there is a vision!

Your description of your parents their way of living and looking at the world is not a thing that all people can relate to. I'm glad that they, and you, have a philosophy that enriches you and prepares you. Here in the US, we act as though we will live forever. That probably explains a lot about us as a people, to be sure.

Thank you for sharing your story.

Hugs received and returned in kind.

Hi willow,

I think dreamy peacefulness is a good way of life at Willow Manor?


Hi eilandkind,

Isn't it wonderful how music can affect us all, in different times and places, in such a way. I find that to be truly magical.

The images selected in the video were perfect, too.

Hi carol,

I'm so glad. I know you find lots of beautiful ways to enjoy life, and I'm happy this helped too.

Hi christina,

You're so welcome, my sweet. Perhaps you and the kids will listen to it again, together.

Did you love the photo of the steps of Montmartre?

Relyn September 25, 2008 at 7:02 PM  

This is the most beautiful post. And so. Goodnight.

robin bird September 26, 2008 at 8:11 PM  

you are the sweetest person julie. i was reading the post below while i listened to this beautiful music. i felt good. calm and peaceful and i was smiling.
thank you.