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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN SONG BY FRANCESCO DE GREGORI- LA DONNA CANNONE


A flare of foreign culture and a beautiful poetic song by a great Italian song-writer:

Francesco De Gregori- La Donna Cannone


One can find online translations to the beautiful Lyrics.

Dr. Sela, The Gentle Vet

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

IN MEMORY OF LEONARD COHEN

                               
                                             You have Completed your Journey. Rest In Peace.


 So long Marianne  

Come over to the window, my little darling
I’d like to try to read your palm
I used to think I was some kind of Gypsy boy
Before I let you take me home
Now so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again
Well you know that I love to live with you
But you make me forget so very much
I forget to pray for the angels
And then the angels forget to pray for us
Now so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
We met when we were almost young
Deep in the green lilac park
You held on to me like I was a crucifix
As we went kneeling through the dark
Oh so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
Your letters they all say that you’re beside me now
Then why do I feel alone?
I’m standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
Is fastening my ankle to a stone
Now so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
For now I need your hidden love
I’m cold as a new razor blade
You left when I told you I was curious
I never said that I was brave
Oh so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
Oh, you are really such a pretty one
I see you’ve gone and changed your name again
And just when I climbed this whole mountainside
To wash my eyelids in the rain
Oh so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
Songwriters: LEONARD COHEN
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
For non-commercial use only.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Vera Lynn-We'll Meet Again





Although a song from the forties and terrible World War II, the lyrics speak of Hope, of Peace and of Love.

I like this version because the simple yet beautiful lyrics can be read against the black background, but no images of war and despair are present; thus one can concentrate on the music and lyrics

Friday, February 12, 2016

BORN FREE




And here is the song Born Free, sang in 1966 by Matt Monro.
The rendition shows our beautiful live and precious planet, and the words, in my mind, transcend and reflect on the importance of true freedom--freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of movement to us all .

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A SHORT STORY ABOUT A CAT NAMED DOLLY





Dolly the cat comes to visit me in my practice on a quarterly basis. Dolly has some health issues that require routine follow-ups.

Dolly is one of the most amazing cats I have met in my 25 years career as a Veterinarian.

Dolly is friendly and outgoing and trusting. When she comes into the cats-exam room, she can’t wait to get out of her carrier. First thing she’ll do is give a nice and potent head butting to me and my nurse. Next she’ll proceed to lick our hands, and a small friendly nibble on the nose is a must.

Of course grooming us is essential for the visit. My nurse has long hair and she’ll gladly groom her hair. With me, she’s somewhat puzzled, as I have no hair on my head, alas…. But yet, Dolly is a very tactful cat and she never made an issue from the fact that her Doctor is bald.

Before we can proceed to a complete physical exam, Dolly must have some tummy rubbing; it’s protocol.

I always sing to Dolly her favorite song “Hello Dolly,” and she purrs in delight as she is being serenaded.

I have seen many cats and dogs throughout my long career. It’s amazing to me how they all have their own personalities, they are all individuals that love and want to be loved.

Dr. Ehud Sela
Gentle Vet Animal Hospital
Margate, Florida.
Phone: 954-972-5900.

© Dr. Ehud Sela. No work herein may be reproduced in any way without expressed permission from the author.