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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"Free Hugs" a wonderful shared video ....








(click here for musical video - Hallelujah rendition performed by Alexandra Burke lyrics by Leonard Cohen)


Hi all - 

This video was shared via an extraordinary woman, who deserves a blog post all her own.    For now, I am sharing this wonderful experience here on my blog.  I truly believe, this is an extraordinarily uplifting and wonderful video that offers some balance for some of the troubling challenges that come into our lives and may cause us to ponder what precisely it means to be simply human. 


Enjoy the video and my wish for ...



Happiness,  Joy, &  Peace 
Now -
at this time of the year & always -
filled with the sparkling certainty that ...


With love and a hug all things are possible ....  



5 comments:

  1. I looked for the link to the video, couldn't find it :-( found it on youtube typing in Free hugs Sondrio, Italy.
    Thank you for pointing me to it, Pearl. I've just had a good, much needed cry, too. The video is beautiful, and this is one of my favorite Cohen's songs. I loved the arrangement and how they matched it perfectly with the video.
    Thanks!

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    1. I too delightfully dissolve at this video - it was passed along to me by a rather understated but nevertheless phenomenal woman - who is as we speak on her way to a Peace Summit at the UN - just "regular" folk who finds and shares the best that connects us on our spinning blue marble.

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  2. OK, there's that link now :-) I just want to say, I dug out the poem, it's been a while since I last read it. A couple of stanzas are omitted, and it works fine in the video, but boy those stanzas are so powerful. Cohen is great.

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    1. Thanks Happy - I did look up the lyrics and will post them here for anyone unfamiliar with Leonard Cohen!


      LEONARD COHEN LYRICS
      Send "Hallelujah" Ringtone to your Cell
      "Hallelujah"

      I've heard there was a secret chord
      That David played, and it pleased the Lord
      But you don't really care for music, do you?
      It goes like this
      The fourth, the fifth
      The minor fall, the major lift
      The baffled king composing Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      Your faith was strong but you needed proof
      You saw her bathing on the roof
      Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
      She tied you to a kitchen chair
      She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
      And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      Baby I have been here before
      I know this room, I've walked this floor
      I used to live alone before I knew you.
      I've seen your flag on the marble arch
      Love is not a victory march
      It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      There was a time when you let me know
      What's really going on below
      But now you never show it to me, do you?
      And remember when I moved in you
      The holy dove was moving too
      And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      Maybe there’s a God above
      But all I’ve ever learned from love
      Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
      It’s not a cry you can hear at night
      It’s not somebody who has seen the light
      It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      You say I took the name in vain
      I don't even know the name
      But if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
      There's a blaze of light in every word
      It doesn't matter which you heard
      The holy or the broken Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah

      I did my best, it wasn't much
      I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
      I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
      And even though it all went wrong
      I'll stand before the Lord of Song
      With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Hallelujah




      Thanks to Ry, Lorna Robin, Bonnie, F J Robinson, kitchenfilms for correcting these lyrics.

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