Thursday, August 07, 2008

Things that are bottled up..

emotions..lots of it. And various ones of it; anger, hate, hurt..usually everything stems from hurt. How much of the lashing out you see or experience really is because of you? Or the person you've directed it too? How deep is that hurt and how do we deal with it? No, watching Oprah or dr. Phil doesn't count. What 'do' you do to take care of it? How do you let go of what's bottled up in a healthy way?

Wim Sonneveld

Sometimes, SOMEtimes when I allow myself to feel what's been bottled up, I listen to Wim Sonneveld and get very melancholic of times past and opportunities lost while I listen to his song 'Het Dorp', or The Village. It's a song sung in the 60s I believe and originally written in french by Jean Ferrat.. , it laments the times of modernity and the loss of connection between the different generations. The topic is not the thing that makes me cry, it's the sentiment and the music..naturally, I need to be alone for this. Please listen to this song even though it's not in english.

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Blogger betmo said...

contrary to american belief- beauty is not always in english :) i know what you mean about wistful nostalgia.

8:00 PM  
Blogger D.K. Raed said...

When I have something bottled up inside, I usually I talk it over with my pets first. They are very understanding.

If there is something particularly maddening, I try writing out my feelings. Most of the time, by the time I've written them down they have lost the power to anger me.

You ask good questions about expressing emotions. Our culture does not really encourage overly passionate expression, which is our loss. I've seen other cultures (italian and irish come to mind) that simply have a good row & get it over with & everybody is back to being friends the next day.

ps, thank you for the kind words about Juna. They meant a lot to me. It's kind of a rough patch, but I'm working my way through it.

12:52 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

First the song..oh made me cry..I have not a clue what he was singing...But it just got to me ( for all I know he was singing about coleslaw and cokes for the BBQ...) but the song is song so sweetly...he has kind of a Maurice Chevalier quality...or Burl Ives ( Burl ives sang the music for "Rudolf" again something that makes me cry...)

I am so sorry you are having a hard time...that something or someone is upsetting have such a gentle spirit and good soul...and a lovely spirit...but I have a feeling confrontation is not something that you do well or often ( that since you are a peace keeper and maker that that is not your way?)......

I am so sorry that your heart is heavy...if there is anything I can do or you need I am a click away...please email me...

many hugs...


5:42 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

how weird..I responded to your comments but did it get swallowed when I changed my blog?? I lost a few 'buttons' on the side that I somehow need to recover..sigh.. is good to see you here as I know you've been super busy and there's only so many blogs that one can're doing a great job on the Sirens!
Dk..I had a great response for you and pardon seems to have gotten lost too (or did I post it somewhere else?? shee).. anyway..songs can be soothing can't they? Even when they make us cry and then, it's out of our system, a bit or a lot.
E..ha..if you cannot understand the lyrics, then the songwriter (the one writing the music anyway) is absolutely a give away talent if she/he can evoke the same feeling with the music without the benefit of the words..this song is one of those examples. I'm good though's one of those times I need to dig in and listen and 'get it out of my system'..
DK..hang in there too..

hugs to all,


11:30 AM  

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