What songs do we want to listen to? Camp culture

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  • #5671

    Anne-Chloé
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    Every second of every day we are flooded with information: from the Facebook ad you don’t see when scrolling down your phone in the morning, to the song you hear in the bus, to the flyer that someone hands you on the street, to the colors, text, shapes, sounds, tones you see, hear, touch.

    Our senses absorbs much more than we realise. Can we decide with what we will feed them with?

    This could be a space where we share thoughts, songs, poems, books, essay, slam, … Which feeds our mind instead of exhausting it.

    What are the songs we want to listen at night around the camp fire in the mountains of Murcia?

  • #5672

    Anne-Chloé
    Participant

    I will give it a try… With a Greek poem from Cavafy – Ithaka:

    As you set out for Ithaka
    hope the voyage is a long one,
    full of adventure, full of discovery.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
    you’ll never find things like that on your way
    as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
    as long as a rare excitement
    stirs your spirit and your body.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
    unless you bring them along inside your soul,
    unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time;
    may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
    to buy fine things,
    mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    sensual perfume of every kind—
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    and may you visit many Egyptian cities
    to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

    Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
    Arriving there is what you are destined for.
    But do not hurry the journey at all.
    Better if it lasts for years,
    so you are old by the time you reach the island,
    wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

    Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
    Without her you would not have set out.
    She has nothing left to give you now.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
    Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
    you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.

     

  • #5680

    Raye
    Participant

    Many thanks, Anne-Chloé.  ♥️

    There are three songs that come to my mind this morning.  One may be quite familiar especially to 20th century U.S. music fans.  But first, two that have been recently written by people I have met, and whom I admire.  I have typed the lyrics to two of these in case of limited bandwidth for readers.

    Shine by Joyce Anderson

    Where are you? I’m here crying.  But I feel joy beneath the dying

    It’s beautiful, with the flame so low, how the embers glow.

    Times of tears unveil my eyes.  for one sweet moment, I am wise.

    A bleeding sun pulls down the day.  Golden moon rises from a silver sea.

    I will shine.  I will shine, with this little light of mine.

    I will shine.  I will shine.  I will shine.

    There’s a deep joy, there’a a new song.  There’s a letting go, there’s a growing done.

    You lose, you gain, embrace the rain and chase the love that calls your name.

    You will shine, you will shine like a diamond in a deep coal mine.

    You will shine, you will shine, you will shine.

    These are lean times, but beauty ain’t made of gold.  Don’t have to be mean times, find your joy and grab ahold.

    It’s free!  That part of you, that part of me.

    We will shine, we will shine.  You shine your light, and I’l shine mine.

    We will shine, we will shine, yes we will shine.

    We will shine, we will shine, like diamonds in a deep coal mine.

    We will shine, we will shine, yes we will shine.

     

    Love This World, by Ben Eppard

    Who’s gonna love this world, brother? Who’s gonna love this world?

    If it won’t be you and it won’t be me, who’s gonna love this world?

    It’s hard to put your arms around something that’ll make you hurt.

    Who’s gonna love this world, sister? Who’s gonna love this world?

    If it won’t be you and it won’t be me, who’s gonna love this world?

    It’s hard to put your arms around something that’ll make you hurt.

    Well I don’t have all the answers, nor do I always need to know why.

    There’s enough right here for a man to master.  It’s time I try.

    So I’m gonna love this world, darlin’. I’m gonna love this world.

    If each one loved his neighbor it would go around the earth.

    The one who’s standing next to you is where we start the work.

    I’m gonna love this world, darlin’, I’m gonna love this world.

     

     

    What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

    I see trees of green, red roses, too.  I see them bloom for me and you.

    And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

    I see skies of blue, clouds of white, the bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.

    And I think to myself, what a wonderful wolrd.

    The colors of the rainbow, way up in the sky, smiles on people’s faces, too.

    I see friends in the street saying, “how do you do?”  They’re really saying, “I love you.”

    I hear babies crying.  I watch them grow.  They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know.

    And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

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    Sent with blessings and gratitude.  Bendiciones, gracias.

     

     

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  Raye.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  Raye.
  • #5698

    Vanessa Ulrich
    Participant

     

  • #5701

    Anne-Chloé
    Participant

    Thank you so much both! Love this world gave me goose bumps Raye

  • #5741

    Raye
    Participant

    Great one, Vanessa, new to me!

    Is anyone familiar with Inch by Inch Row by Row?  It is a sweet singalong kind of song.  I think it is an old one.

     

     

  • #5766

    Anne-Chloé
    Participant

    i am happy to find some mainstream songs have meaningful lyrics. The fear by Ben Howard

    “I’ve been worrying that we all live our lives in the confines of fear”

     

  • #5774

    David Eggleton
    Participant

    The one Raye mentioned:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m0LewjkO4s

     

  • #6034

    Anne-Chloé
    Participant

    A friend of mine send me this the other day : 

     

    maybe we could have quote, poster and inspirational images around the camp like this one.

  • #6081

    Paul Cereghino
    Keymaster

    There is a poetry board attached to a tree near my moms house. There is another tree down the street where people tie hopes and wishes dangling from branches.

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