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“Purple Notes”

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Beautiful and talented Helena Noguerra with Christophe along the “Bassin de Neptune” (Neptune’s fountain) in the gardens of Versailles.

 

This is a portrait of Christophe.
Christophe is a French famed singer and talented songwriter.
His first hit was “Aline” in 1965 and he is famous for his eternal songs “Les Paradis perdus” (“Lost Paradises” – 1973) and “Les Mots bleus” (“The Blue Words” – 1975).
Whenever he is performing he is illuminating the stage, gathering any kind of people from all generations.
Christophe is a decadent and flamboyant dandy who is a mysterious loner drifting apart from the showbiz scene.
He is notorious for being an uncontrollable rebel with panache and poetry.

 

 

The Idol

Posted in Chiaroscuro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2009 by designldg

The Idol

 

This is one more portrait of Christophe.
Christophe is a French famed singer and talented songwriter.
His first hit was “Aline” in 1965 and he is famous for his eternal songs “Les Paradis perdus” (“Lost Paradises” – 1973) and “Les Mots bleus” (“The Blue Words” – 1975).
Whenever he is performing he is illuminating the stage, gathering any kind of people from all generations.
Christophe is a decadent and flamboyant dandy who is a mysterious loner drifting apart from the showbiz scene.
He is notorious for being an uncontrollable rebel with panache and poetry.

Christophe sings at the feet of the Eiffel tower:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXq3v20_ej0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUhZ1nKaLsI
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFYF3_CyxJ0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj8-_QKN31o

Voici un autre portait de Christophe.
Christophe est un chanteur français connu et un talentueux parolier.
Son premier succes “Aline” est sorti en 1965, ensuite ses chansons éternelles comme “Les Paradis perdus” (1973) et “Les Mots bleus” (1975) lui ont permis de trouver une grande popularité.
Lorsqu’il se produit il illumine la scène, rassemblant un public de toutes sortes et de toutes générations. 
Christophe est un dandy décadent et flamboyant qui est un solitaire mystérieux en retrait de l’industrie du divertissement.
C’est un rebel incontrolable mais avec panache et poésie. 

 

Christophe

Posted in Music, the Universal language with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by designldg

Christophe

 

This is a portrait of Christophe.
Christophe is a French famed singer and talented songwriter.
His first hit was “Aline” in 1965 and he is famous for his eternal songs “Les Paradis perdus” (“Lost Paradises” – 1973) and “Les Mots bleus” (“The Blue Words” – 1975).
Whenever he is performing he is illuminating the stage, gathering any kind of people from all generations.
Christophe is a decadent and flamboyant dandy who is a mysterious loner drifting apart from the showbiz scene.
He is notorious for being an uncontrollable rebel with panache and poetry.

Voici un portait de Christophe.
Christophe est un chanteur français connu et un talentueux parolier.
Son premier succes “Aline” est sorti en 1965, ensuite ses chansons éternelles comme “Les Paradis perdus” (1973) et “Les Mots bleus” (1975) lui ont permis de trouver une grande popularité.
Lorsqu’il se produit il illumine la scène, rassemblant un public de toutes sortes et de toutes générations. 
Christophe est un dandy décadent et flamboyant qui est un solitaire mystérieux en retrait de l’industrie du divertissement.
C’est un rebel incontrolable mais avec panache et poésie.

“There’s a moon in my body”

Posted in Indian Numpheas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by designldg

"There's a moon in my body"

 

” There’s a moon in my body…
There’s a moon in my body, but I can’t see it!
A moon and a sun.
A drum never touched by hands, beating, and I can’t hear it! ”

This is a poem from Kabīr (Hindi: कबीर, Punjabi(Gurmukhi): ਕਬੀਰ, Urdu: /Punjabi (Shahmukhi)کبير‎) (1398—1448) who was a mystic poet from Varanasi (Benaras), the social and practical manifestation of his philosophy represented a synthesis of Hindu, and Muslim concepts. 
According to Kabir, all life is an interplay of two spiritual principles, one is the personal soul (Jivatma) and the other is God (Paramatma) and salvation is the process of bringing into union these two divine principles.

Kabir is a very important figure in Indian history. 
He is unusual in that he is spiritually significant to Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims alike. 
Kabir touches the soul, the conscience, the sense of awareness and the vitality of existence in a manner that is unequalled in both simplicity and style. 
Another beauty of Kabir’s poetry is that he picks up situations that surround our daily lives. 
Thus, even today, Kabir’s poetry is relevant and helpful in both social and spiritual context. 
Following Kabir means understanding one’s inner self, realizing oneself, accepting oneself as is, and becoming harmonious with one’s surroundings.

Kabir has written much poetry and song, all verses are recorded in Hindi. 
His lyrics are characterised by a free use of the vernacular, and is unfettered by the grammatical bonds of his day and it is this quality which has made his philosophy accessible to generations of Indians.

Monsoon season is the lotus season and last June I saw this lotus pond on a road from Khajuraho to the jungle which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle book” in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
Lotus always remind me French Impressionist Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (or Nympheas).

“Inexpressible is the story of Love”

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"Inexpressible is the story of Love"

 

This is a poem from Kabīr (Hindi: कबीर, Punjabi(Gurmukhi): ਕਬੀਰ, Urdu: /Punjabi (Shahmukhi)کبير‎) (1398—1448) who was a mystic poet from Varanasi (Benaras) whose literature has greatly influenced the Bhakti as well as Sufi movements of India.

“Akath Kahani Prem Ki, Kutch Kahi Na Jaye
Goonge Keri Sarkara, Baithe Muskae”

“Inexpressible is the story of Love
It cannot be revealed by words
Like the dumb eating sweet-meat
Only smiles, the sweetness he cannot tell”

The hall mark of Kabir’s poetry is that he conveys in his two line poems (Doha), what others may not be able to do in many pages.

The rainy season is the time for lotus flowers and a few days ago I saw this lotus pond on the road from Khajuraho to the jungle which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle book” in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
It was fun to work this image in the spirit of the French Impressionist Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (or Nympheas).

“Do not go to the garden of flowers!”

Posted in Indian Numpheas with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by designldg

"Do not go to the garden of flowers!"

 

“bâgo nâ jâ re nâ jâ”

“Do not go to the garden of flowers!
O Friend! go not there;
In your body is the garden of flowers.
Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty.”

This is a poem from Kabīr (Hindi: कबीर, Punjabi(Gurmukhi): ਕਬੀਰ, Urdu: /Punjabi (Shahmukhi)کبير‎) (1398—1448) who was a mystic poet from Varanasi (Benaras) whose literature has greatly influenced the Bhakti as well as Sufi movements of India.
The hall mark of Kabir’s poetry is that he conveys in his two line poems (Doha), what others may not be able to do in many pages.

I am fascinated by lotus flowers that I like to connect to French Impressionist Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (or Nympheas).
Monsoon is the season for lotus and last June I took this picture at some relatives’ garden in Katni located in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India.