January 13, 2009
A poem to meditate on by the late French composer and singer, Jacques Brel
“I wish you never ending dreams and a wild desire to make some of them come true.
I wish you to love what is to be loved and forget all that has to be forgotten.
I wish you silences.
I wish you birds’ songs when you wake, children’s laughter.
I wish you to resist sinking.
I wish you to stand up to indifference and negative virtues of these days.
I wish you especially to stay you.”
Jacques Brel, 1929-1978