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Starry starry night….

29 Jul

 

Starry starry night, paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer’s day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills, sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills, in colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for you sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen they did not know how, perhaps they’ll listen now

Starry starry night, flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in Vincent’s eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue, morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand

Chorus:
For they could not love you, but still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight, on that starry starry night
You took your life as lovers often do,
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

Starry, starry night, portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls with eyes that watch the world and can’t forget.
Like the stranger that you’ve met, the ragged man in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose, lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for you sanity How you tried to set them free
They would not listen they’re not listening still
Perhaps they never will. 

Op 29 Julie 1890 is Vincent van Gogh op die ouderdom van 37 jaar dood aan ‘n skietwond wat hy twee dae tevore aan homself toegedien het. Alhoewel hy in die paar jare voor 1890 al meer en meer bekendheid begin verwerf het, was die naam Vincent van Gogh nooit so bekend soos na sy tragiese dood nie.

Nou wat beteken dit vir my? Dink julle nie dit sou lekker gewees het as Vincent ‘n “legend in his own time was nie”? Dit sou moontlik gebeur het as hy ouer as 37 geword het.

Dit is tog maar net so ongelooflik belangrik dat jy elke dag voluit leef. Elke dag die dinge aanpak wat jy graag wil doen. Moenie uitstel nie! Daar is nie verniet ‘n spreekwoord wat lui – Van uitstel kom afstel – nie. Ons het geen idee hoe lank ons tydjie op hierdie aarde gaan wees nie, dit kan nog 10 of selfs 50 jaar wees, maar dit kan ook 1 minuut of 1 dag wees.

Everyday to the full. No regrets. Only learn from your mistakes.

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