duminică, 20 septembrie 2009

Marvels we are...

~~ I'm doing a paper on creativity and art therapy so I've been reading a lot lately and I came across an excerpt from Pablo Casals' Reflections...What an amazing and most true message this excerpt carries...It really touched me.
~~ I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:)

"Sometimes I look around me with complete dismay. In the confusion that afflicts the world today, I see disrespect for the very values of life. Beauty is all about us, but how many are blind to it. They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move about hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement for its mere sake, as if they were lost or desperate. They take little pleasure in the natural and quiet and simple things of life. Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was and will never be again.
And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is in France. We should say to each one of them 'Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the world there is no other child exactly like you. And look at your body - what a wonder it is! Your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.'"
**Joys and Sorrows: Reflections by Pablo Casals

~~ What a wonderful translation - lovely!
"Avem frumuseţea în noi, dar cât de orbi suntem! Mulţi oameni privesc minunile acestei lumi şi par să nu vadă nimic. Orice clipă trăită este un moment nou şi unic al Universului, un moment care nu a mai existat niciodată şi care nu se va mai întoarce în veci. Iar noi ne învăţăm copiii la şcoala că doi şi cu doi fac patru şi că Parisul este capitala Franţei. Când vom ajunge oare să-i învăţăm ceea ce sunt?
Fiecărui copil ar trebui să-i spunem: Ştii ce eşti tu? Eşti un miracol. Eşti unic. În întreaga lume nu mai există niciun copil identic cu tine. Au trecut milioane de ani şi milioane de ani vor mai trece, dar niciodată nu va mai exista un alt copil ca tine. Uită-te la trupul tău – cât este de minunat! Picioarele tale, braţele tale, degetele tale îndemânatice, felul în care te mişti! Poţi ajunge un Shakespeare, un Michelangelo, un Beethoven. În tine este toată forţa. Da, eşti un miracol!"

~~ Have a nice Sunday and don't forget to enjoy every moment!
~~ To learn more about Pablo Casals read here.

4 comentarii:

jeff spunea...

Je trouve cette réflexion plus que juste...
C'est vrai qu'on devrait enseigner, aussi, aux enfants qu'ils sont des êtres uniques et que tout est merveille autour d'eux dans la vie ! Ils découvrent tôt ou tard les difficultés du quotidien et pourquoi ne pas commencer par ce dont tu parles... S'émerveiller...!

Réflexion très juste et... est-ce qu'on est obligé d'acheter l'album de Rammstein...;-)
J'aime assez la photo de la pochette ! ! ! Waow !



Lisa spunea...

Wow, that is wonderful, so glad I came by today, very inspiring, THANK YOU!

D's Poetry spunea...

Lisa - thank you for stopping by:) I'm happy to know that my post brought inspiration to you:)

Jeff - first of all thank you for the comment. I have to admit that reading and understanding your comments is quite a challenge to me as my French is not really great.And I actually want to thank you for this challenge.
The picture of the butterfly was taken by me, last summer:)
As for Rammstein's album - you don't have to buy it, don't worry, it's just an ad:P

Wish you a nice Sunday and a fruitful new week!

Anna spunea...

D's thank you so much for sharing this quote - so true, nothing more nothing less. Anna :)