Archive | December, 2016

George Michael – Jesus To A Child

27 Dec

Life is unpredictable very few leave a mark, with sadness sharing a most beautiful song from a beautiful artiste.

“Jesus To A Child” – George Michael

Kindness in your eyes
I guess you heard me cry
You smiled at me
Like jesus to a child
I’m blessed i know
Heaven sent and heaven stole
You smiled at me like
Jesus to a child
And what have i learned
From all this pain
I thought i’d never feel the same
About anyone or anything again
But now i know

When you find a love
When you know that it exists
Then the lover that you miss
Will come to you on those cold, cold nights
When you’ve been loved
When you know it holds such bliss
Then the lover that you kissed
Will comfort you when there’s no hope in sight

Sadness in my eyes
No one guessed, well no one tried
You smiled at me
Like jesus to a child
Loveless and cold
With your last breath you saved my soul
You smiled at me
Like jesus to a child
And what have i learned
From all these tears
I’ve waited for you all those years
Then just when it began
He took your love away
But i still say

So the words you could not say
I’ll sing them for you
And the love we would have made
I’ll make it for two
For every single memory
Has become a part of me

You will always be…my love

Well i’ve been loved
So i know just what love is
And the lover that i kissed is always by my side
Oh the lover i still miss…was jesus to a child.

Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/georgemichael/jesustoachild.html
I love this song and is such heartfelt beautiful singing..
I always thought George Michael is such a beautiful singer.
Like people of my generation listened to him first in the eighties ..
A fine fine singer and a great artiste..
I love this lyrics too :
Sadness in my eyes/No one guessed, well no one tried/You smiled at me
Like jesus to a child…
So the words you could not say / I’ll sing them for you/ And the love we would have made
I’ll make it for two / For every single memory/ Has become a part of me /
You will always be…my love..
For me this is one of the best songs ever and George Michael one of the best singers ever.. such a loss
Good night dear friends!
Sincerely, Suresh

Queen – Thank God It’s Christmas

24 Dec

Every year post this beloved song for you dear friends..

“Thank God It’s Christmas” 

Oh my love we’ve had our share of tears
Oh my friend we’ve had our hopes and fears
Oh my friends it’s been a long hard year
But now it’s Christmas
Yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas

The moon and stars seem awful cold and bright
Let’s hope the snow will make this Christmas right
My friend the world will share this special night
Because it’s Christmas
Yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
For one night

Thank God it’s Christmas yeah
Thank God it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
Can it be Christmas?
Let it be Christmas
Ev’ry day

Oh my love we’ve lived in troubled days
Oh my friend we have the strangest ways
All my friends on this one day of days
Thank God it’s Christmas
Yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
For one day

Thank God it’s Christmas
Yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
Oooh yeah
Thank God it’s Christmas
Yes yes yes yes it’s Christmas
Thank God it’s Christmas
For one day

A very merry Christmas to you all

Source : http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/queen/thankgoditschristmas.html
I hope for better days for you and me and from the best singer ever and me ” A very merry Christmas to you all..”
Thanks for stopping by as always!
Much love, Suresh

The Beatles – Get Back

18 Dec

I very much want to share this Beatles song today dear friends

Get Back : Beatles

Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it wouldn’t last
Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
For some California grass

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back Jojo, go home

Get back, get back
Back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Back to where you once belonged
Get back Jo

Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman
But she was another man
All the girls around her say she’s got it coming
But she gets it while she can

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back Loretta, go home

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back, get back

Read more: Beatles – Get Back Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner/But he knew it wouldn’t last…..Jojo is me 🙂

I decided to connect with my roots and went searching for my friends from another time, long time ago, my first school and found a dear friend ..

So Get back, get back/ Get back to where you once belonged…Get back

I dedicate this to my first school friend Anamitro…

I remember every one.. as for sweet Loretta, Get back,..

Good night dear friends!

Hope you have a good day!

Love, Suresh

Accomplish…

17 Dec

“Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.”

― Lao Tzu

This is the definition of accomplishment that like. Am sure there are many paths. This is the one that prefer. I somehow feel genius & ingenuity necessarily must be humble and that is the only way they can manage their gift. Otherwise it may be a burden. But then there are exceptional people who are brash and blase. So may be there are all kinds of paths to accomplishments just as there are all kinds of people and personality types. I think we have a  DNA and we should choose a path that aligns our value set.

I was talking to the young boy and he said ” I do not want to be part of rat race and am still sure will end up in top 10 ― 20 percent of my class.” That’s the self assurance we need. We all have our paths. We need self assurance. I am told sometimes ” You think you are….You think you are…or you think ….”. All because do not talk or do not respond to a certain stereotype. I am not into ” Talk, arrogance, greed, show off, blabber..”. I like quiet self assuredness.

” There is a nice balance, you are at the center of your own orbit or as Dylan said you fade into your parade.”

―  Leonard cohen

Is it cocky? Is it audacity ? I don’t know. At least you are not a grabber and do not seek acknowledgements from people.

I do feel ― we need to reach out, reach out to people, reach out to opportunity, reach out to share…

May be that’s addendum to Lao Tzu.

This for today, have a good day dear friends!

Love, Suresh

Quote 14 Dec

“When you listen to someone, you should give up all your preconceived ideas and your subjective opinions; you should just listen to him, just observe what his way is. We put very little emphasis on right and wrong or good and bad. We just see things as they are with him, and accept them. This is how we communicate with each other. Usually when you listen to some statement, you hear it as a kind of echo of yourself. You are actually listening to your own opinion. If it agrees with your opinion you may accept it, but if it does not, you will reject it or you may not even really hear it.”
― Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

I read a chapter of Zen Mind every day in my work day to find my internal locus. It helps me to do my tasks. It’s also my response to two great friends -ego and anger. If keep these two guys in check. I can easily do the task. I also feel there are no right and wrong, the guy who doesn’t think about others is wrong. I feel every body deserves to evolve and have their opinions and accept them as they are.

This for today, have a good day dear friends.

Love, Suresh

The donkey’s story

13 Dec

The story:

““One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and begin to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that fell on his back, the donkey was doing some thing amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and totted off ! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick is too not to get bogged down by it. We can get out of the deepest wells by not stopping. And by never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up !”

― Azim Premji, IIM A, 2002, 37 convocation talk

I had read this story in a Azim Premji talk at Indian institute of management Ahmedabad in early part of career. I remember this story  again today. My regular working experience has been ridicule. I have had some good moments. But my near every day working experience has been ridicule. Am the donkey in the story. I am amazed at the self congratulatory people with dubious value set with purposeful education or some work experience.  I continue to shake of the dirt and take step up. Had it not been for ridicule and family challenges. I would be happy to work in a post office and read a book.

More from the Indian Industrialist Azim Premji , whose values and excellence like a lot :

 Respect yourself. The world will reward you on your successes. Success requires no explanation and failure permits none. But you need to respect yourself enough so that your self-confidence remains intact whether you succeed or fail. If you succeed 90 per cent of the time, you are doing fine. If you are succeeding all the time, you should ask yourself if you are taking enough risks. If you do not take enough risks, you may also be losing out on many opportunities. Think through but take the plunge. If some things do go wrong, learn from them. ” ( Azim Premji, IIM A, 2002, 37 convocation talk)

Respect yourself. No matter who or what. Hopefully the donkey will have a happy ending.

Remember then :

” Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”

― Leonard Cohen

Have a good day dear friends!

Much Love,Suresh ( Donkey or dongey)

 

Bob Dylan : Nobel speech

12 Dec

” When I started writing songs as a teenager, and even as I started to achieve some renown for my abilities, my aspirations for these songs only went so far. I thought they could be heard in coffee houses or bars, maybe later in places like Carnegie Hall, the London Palladium. If I was really dreaming big, maybe I could imagine getting to make a record and then hearing my songs on the radio. That was really the big prize in my mind. Making records and hearing your songs on the radio meant that you were reaching a big audience and that you might get to keep doing what you had set out to do.

Well, I’ve been doing what I set out to do for a long time, now. I’ve made dozens of records and played thousands of concerts all around the world. But it’s my songs that are at the vital center of almost everything I do. They seemed to have found a place in the lives of many people throughout many different cultures and I’m grateful for that.

But there’s one thing I must say. As a performer I’ve played for 50,000 people and I’ve played for 50 people and I can tell you that it is harder to play for 50 people. 50,000 people have a singular persona, not so with 50. Each person has an individual, separate identity, a world unto themselves. They can perceive things more clearly. Your honesty and how it relates to the depth of your talent is tried. The fact that the Nobel committee is so small is not lost on me. ”

― Bob Dylan

Source: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2016/dylan-speech.html

“To me [the award] is like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain.” ―Leonard Cohen. I am more into the other master. Bob Dylan is truly Mount Everest of songwriting. The greatest.

Bob Dylan of course took time to respond to Nobel award and Banquet speech by Bob Dylan given by the United States Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji.

There is no doubt this is a most wonderful recognition and fresh air. The last time felt something special  was in 1995 when my friend had showed me a three page print out. I asked ” What is this”. She had answered ” email”. She told me it’s part of a university project and her friend had sent her. I knew something special is in store. Internet.

This for today. Now next year Nobel should remember the other master. I will be grateful.

Till then remember  the genius of Dylan ” A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ( Dylan)

Have a good day dear friends!

Love, Suresh