By the time this record ends

I was listening to the radio this morning, whilst having a cuppa and listening and watching the rain pitter patter in the garden, dripping in fat blobs from the vine leaves creeping over the fence and streaming off in a steady flow from the rose bushes. Then I heard the song that would become this posts musical interlude. It was one of those songs which said so much and it was sung beautifully. But just now, as I was writing the opening few words to this entry I heard Clifford T Ward’s voice as the song, “We could be talking” started to play. I thought about switching tracks but Clifford will have to wait for another time.

I decided it’s time to finally put a lot of the past exactly where it should be, in the past and move on. “Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come e, bisogna che tutto cambi.” is a quote from Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. It broadly translates into English as, “If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” As soon as I read that line, in English I hasten to add, it immediately resonated with me and has almost become a personal mantra. Don’t be surprised if it ends up tattooed on me somewhere, which actually might not be a bad idea, if I could find an appropriate leopard image it could turn out quite nicely. Of course it would never work with an in-appropriate image ;-)

So, it’s really goodbye to a lot of emotions and people and hello to a lot of new emotions and people. Some of the new people will be old people, just different facets of them will be changing. If that doesn’t make sense I’m sure I’ll explain it some other time, I really can’t be arsed to start writing about my theory of the multi-faceted nature of homo sapiens.

So, I’ll leave you now with Bonnie Raitt singing, “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
If that’s not a goodbye song I don’t know what is =)

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