A place for reflection and introspection, communication and thoughtful conversation.
Saturday, 11 December 2010
IF LOVE'S A SWEET PASSION...
“For you see, each day I love you more; Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” - Rosemonde Gérard
A busy day again today, only this time at home and in the garden. Then shopping and finally in the evening the sweet delights of love…
A delicious moment from Henry Purcell’s opera “The Faerie Queen” – If Love’s A Sweet Passion:
If love's a sweet passion why does it torment?
If a bitter, oh tell me, whence comes my content?
Since I suffer with pleasure, why should I complain,
or grieve at my fate, when I know it’s in vain?
Yet so pleasing the pain is so soft as the dart,
That at once it both wounds me and tickles my heart.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.