domingo, 23 de octubre de 2011

Ay Elenita

"What'll I do? I miss her so much."

I've just seen a face

I've just seen a face, I can't forget the time or place where we just met. He's just the boy for me and I want all the world to see we've met. Had it been another day I might have looked the other way and I'd have never been aware but as it is I'll dream of him tonight.
I have never known the like of this, I've been alone and I have missed things and kept out of sight. But other boys were never quite like this.
Falling, yes I am falling and he keeps calling me back again.

martes, 18 de octubre de 2011

Let us all unite!

"I'm sorry but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others' happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge as made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these things cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say 'Do not despair'. The misery that has come upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to these brutes who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle and use you as cannon fodder! Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men---machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! With the love of humanity in your hearts! Don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to the happiness of us all. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us unite!"



"Lo siento, pero no quiero ser un emperador. Ese no es mi asunto. No quiero gobernar ni conquistar a nadie. Me gustaría ayudar a todos si es posible: Judíos, gentiles, negros, blancos.Todos nos queremos ayudar entre si. Los seres humanos son de esa forma. Queremos vivir en la felicidad de los demás, no en su miseria. No queremos odiar y despreciarnos entre si. En este mundo hay lugar para todos. Y la buena tierra es rica y puede proveernos. La vida puede ser libre y hermosa, pero perdimos el camino. La codicia envenenó el alma de los hombres. Ha atrincherado el mundo con odio. Nos introdujo en la miseria y el derramamiento de sangre. Desarrollamos la velocidad, pero nos encerramos en nosotros mismos. La maquinaria que da abundancia nos ha dejado en la indigencia. Nuestro conocimiento nos hizo cínicos; nuestra intelligencia, duros y crueles. Pensamos mucho y sentimos muy poco. Más que maquinarias necesitamos humanidad. Más que inteligencia, bondad y gentileza. Sin esas cualidades, la vida será violenta y todo estará perdido. El avión y la radio nos acercaron. La propia naturaleza de estas cosas clama por la bondad en el hombre, clama por la hermandad universal, por la unidad de todos. Incluso ahora mi voz llega a millones a travez del mundo, millones de hombres, mujeres y niños desesperados. Víctimas de un sistema que hace que el hombre torture y encarcele gente inocente. Para aquellos que puedan oirme, yo digo: 'No se desesperen!'. La miseria que cayó sobre nosotros sólo es el paso de la codicia, la amargura del hombre que le teme al camino del progreso humano. El odio del hombre va a pasar. y los dictadores van a morir, y el poder que le fué quitado al pueblo, regresará al pueblo. Mientras que los hombres mueran, la libertad no perecerá jamás.
Soldados! No se entregen a esos brutos que los desprecian, los esclavizan; quienes regimientan nuestras vidas, nos dicen que hacer, que pensar y que sentir! Quienes los perforan, los ponen a régimen, los tratan como ganado y los usan como carne de cañon! No se entregen a esos hombres innaturales---hombres-máquina con mentes mecánicas y corazones mecánicos! Nos son máquinas! No son ganado! Son hombres! Con el amor de la humanidad en sus corazones! No odien! Sólo aquellos que no fueron amados odian; los no amados y los innaturales. Soldados! No peleen por la esclavitud! Peleen por la libertad! En el capítulo 17 de San Lucas está escrito que el reino de Dios está dentro del hombre, no un hombre ni un grupo de hombres, si no en todos los hombres! En ustedes! Ustedes, la gente tiene el poder, el poder de crear máquinas, el poder de crear felicidad! Ustedes, la gente, tienen el poder de hacer esta vida libre y hermosa, de hacerla una maravillosa aventura. Y ahí, en el nombre de la democrácia, déjenos usar ese poder. Déjenos unirnos. Déjenos luchar por un nuevo mundo, uno decente, que le dará al hombre una oportunidad de trabajar, que le va a dar a la juventud un futuro, una vieja edad, una seguridad. Por la promesa de esas cosas, los brutos se han elevado al poder. Pero mienten! Ellos no cumplen la promesa, nunca lo harán! Los dictadores se liberan pero esclavizan a su pueblo! Ahora déjenos luchar por el mundo! Para acabar con la barreras nacionales! Para acabar con la codicia, con el odio y con la intolerancia! Déjenos luchar por un mundo de razón, un mundo donde la ciencia y el progreso nos guiarán a la felicidad de todos. Soldados, en el nombre de la democrácia, déjenos unirnos!"

lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011

Guns and horses

You're so quiet but it doesn't phase me. You're on time, you move so fast. Makes me feel lazy.
And let's join forces we've got our guns and horses, I know you've been burnt but every fire is a lesson learnt.
I left my house, left my clothes, door wide open. Heaven knows you're so worth it, you are.
But I wish I could feel it all for you. I wish I could be it all for you.
If I could erase the pain and maybe you'd feel the same. I'd do it all for you, I would.
Lets tie words 'cause they amount to nothing. Play it down, pretend you can't take what you've found but you found me on a screen you sit at permanently.
It's time to come clean and make sense of everything. It's time that we found out who we are 'cause when I'm standing here in the dark I see your face in every star.
I'd do it all for you.

miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2011

BICH AIM FABULUS

Think different

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

viernes, 7 de octubre de 2011

Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)




"Tu tiempo es limitado, asi que no lo gastes viviendo la vida de otra persona. No te quedes atrapado en el dogma - que es vivir con los resultados del pensamiento de otras personas. No dejes que el ruido de las opiniones de otros ahoguen tu voz interior. Y lo más importante, ten el coraje de seguir tu corazón e intuición." -Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)