quinta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2009

Deixa-me rir...

Caros audiophiles, this week I have chosen one of my favourite 'pop' songs created for the Christmas season. It is almost an anti-Christmas song because the lyric recalls first the wonder and amazement of a young child's perspective but then follows the wiser child's discovery that everything does not happen according to scripture, is not really what we were told, that it does not always snow, that Father Christmas is only a disguise, that there is not peace on earth.

And yet there still remains the sentiment that despite the disappointments and realities this is a time for optimism and hope , a time to wish peace and harmony and good things for everyone.

I remember something Peter Ustinov, a great actor and raconteur and UNICEF ambassador, once said: an optimist instinctively always knew exactly how sad the world can be, but the pessimist discovers this and consequently feels this every day. Pessimism is an outdated romantic indulgence which we can no longer afford. There is so much that can go wrong, so optimism is the only possible way forward, it is an obligation.

I wish you all a hopeful Christmas, a brave New Year, may all anguish pain and sadness leave your heart and let your road be clear.

A proxima.


5 comentários:

Anónimo disse...

What a wonderful message, PO! So true that despite the state in which the world is in we have to be hopeful and optimistic! It is the only way out. Pessimism, and we have a lot of that in Portugal, as you well know, is such a waste of time. Because there is always a way out. Trust, hope and a fearless spirit make wonders to your life! Loved it! Merry Christmas to you too, P! pcp

Maria Ana disse...

I love your wishes, let's have a brave new year... and YES!! no time for pessimism, or cynicism, or even to doubt that we do have a FANTASTIC LIFE, IN AN AMAZING PLANET, WITH WONDERFUL PEOPLE! A brave NEW YEAR and a Bottle of Love to everyone!

Anónimo disse...

Maria Ana, to you and your fabulous spirit. A bottle of Love, what a great expression! Merry Christmas! bjs. pcp

Anónimo disse...

dear PO, I make mine (sorry for the boldness) your beautiful xtmas wishes, and wish to you and to all the writers of this blog something as inspiring as that may we all find joy and hope in our hearts, now and in the coming year!
big kiss from a a friend, and a fan

Philip disse...

Dear am, be Bold... be Brave... just Be! thank you to everyone for your love-ly comments. po

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