Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hallelujah

I heard this song on the telethon for Haiti. I have heard it before and was always moved by the tempo, the words, the thoughts that stirred in me. Perhaps it was the emotion I was feeling while listening to the song with a back drop of destruction and despair that amplified the mystery of the song. I can't get it out of my mind. I see myself in the song at different times, perhaps even moments in my life. I am the singer, the woman on the roof, one or the other of the two who are darkly intimate, and so forth. And so, as I take a bit of a hiatus from blogging I would SO appreciate you taking the time to listen to this haunting song and share, if you could, which of the characters or theme was you, is you, you wish were you, you hated was you.....................

I will post again once I/we have Gracey-Blue on a schedule. Phew. She is a beautiful handful. When she rests her trusting soft body on mine I am in heaven. Everything slows, and we feel only love and contentment.










19 comments:

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I love everything Leonard Cohen writes and I thought J.T.'s interpretation was one of the most moving songs on the telethon.

Eileen said...

Oh, yes, I've heard this many times, it's one of my favorites. I can't remember where I first heard it, but it was years ago, I guess on the radio, or MTV, or the kids had it playing, and I too felt that it was very haunting.
And then it was on a special CD tribute for Princess Diana, and then it was played on a special about Hurricane Katrina.
It's a very moving song. And it brings forth many emotions for me and I can see it does the same for you too.

Love to you,
Eileen

Eileen said...

Oh, I forgot to say which I identify most with.

It's these lines:
"Your faith was strong but you needed proof..."
And:
"...it's not somebody who's seen the light, it's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah."

Love to you,
Eileen

Margie said...

Enjoy your time with sweet Gracey-Blue and thank you for sharing that song ...it's amazing!

I remember when we got our Golden 3 years ago and how my heart swelled with love for him!
It still does and Jake adds much joy to my life!

Take good care Gail and hope you be back soon.

Peace and joy to you, always!

Margie:)

1022 Sea Shell Ave said...

Beautiful song, made me cry and think, thank you for sharing.

Kim

(p.s. I fed your fish :)

Choices said...

Hi Gail,
Enjoy your new puppy.
Take care.

Diana said...

Gail, I've heard this song before and I loved it. It's very touching!
I hope you are enjoying your Gracie Blue, it's sounds like you are!
Love Di

Gail said...

HI
Bonnie
Eileen
Margie
Kim
Anne
Diana

I am doing well with gracey blue - she is right at home but requires lots of attention. phew. :-) She is precious.
I am glad you all feel like I do about that song - it is so hauning and has so many possible interpretations

I love you all
Gail
peace.....

justsomethoughts... said...

the baffled king...

what a song
what lyrics

beautiful

Gail said...

hi just some thoughts0

thanks for visiting/commenting :-)

glad you liked the song

Love Gail
peace....

Lola said...

GREAT song, Gail.
Thank you.
I heard it too on the telethon and I found it moving.

Gail said...

Hi Lola-

thanks, glad you liked the song. I am SO busy with the puppy. :-)

Love Gail
peace....

Mark said...

Gail,
You often bring a smile to my face with what you share. My heart sings today with this song that you shared. I have never heard or maybe never listened to this song before. Very moving. Thank-you for all of the love that you share. You are amazing.

Gail said...

Hi Mark-

thanks SO much for you kind words and I love that I bring a smile to your face.

Love you'
Gail
peace......

Wanda said...

"Hallelujah" by K.d. Lang is one of my favorite songs...very moving!
Good luck with the puppy!

Lola said...

I can imagine you're busy with the puppy.
They are full of energy!

Gail said...

Hi Lola-

Our Gracey-Blue is quite calm considering her young age - we are peaceful and calm here so she is settling in nicely

Hi Wanda-

I love K.D. Lang and I didn't know she sang this song too. I will go and search it on You Tube. ANd Gracey-Blue is wonderful. Coming along very well with all the do's, don'ts and where's :-)


Love to you both
Gail
peace......

Choices said...

Hi Gail,
I came back again to listen to your song. Beautiful and very moving. Hope you are enjoying your new puppy.

Gail said...

HI CHOICES-ANNE_

I am so happy you cam by again to listen to the song. It is SO haunting and moving, indeed.

Our new puppy, Gracey-Blue is adorable - alot of work but she is learning quickly.

Love Gail
peace.....