Truth & Liberty / Vérité & Liberté (John Adorney)

<Oct. 3/10.> I’m a big fan of the music of John Adorney (many thanks to Ruth for the introduction!!)

Again with thanks to Ruth, my latest Adorney CD is “The Fountain.” (I totally love it!! It's amazingly uplifting.)

The lovely song “Comme Le Vent” is quite haunting. It’s sung in French, & since I retain some basic French (I did grow up in the province of Québec), & since the language is very simple, I understand & can sing along with it (& resonate with it!)

The French words go like this:

“Si tu connais la vérité, tu trouveras la liberté,

Et tu seras libre

Comme le vent

Si tu connais la vérité, tu trouveras la liberté,

Et tu seras libre

Tous le temps…

Comme le vent.”

In English:

If you know (perhaps are familiar with) the truth, you will find liberty (freedom?)

And you will be free

Like the wind

If you know the truth, you will find freedom

And you will be free

all the time

Like the wind.

Yikes. Just writing it down like that totally doesn’t begin to do justice to this very beautiful song.

But you can listen to bits of the CD here  (this whole scene has changed since I drafted this post, btw - Adorney has revamped his Web site totally, what with having a new CD out & all. I'm betting it's a corker too!!).

I think Adorney has nailed something here. Truth & freedom do go together.

Moi, j’aime beaucoup la vérité et la liberté!

(Me, I love truth & freedom/liberty very much!)

Janet

p.s. I bought 10 copies of this CD & gave them as Christmas presents to a buncha folks, which was pretty fun. (They were very well-received, I might add!)

p.p.s. the first cut on the CD cheers me up every time every time every time I listen to it. It's awesome!!

p.p.p.s. some quotes about truth here & a few about freedom here.

p.s. # 4. freedom was mentioned in the previous post, as was truth. I guess that’s what made me recall this little essay I wrote 2 years ago, but had never posted. Most often when I think of freedom, I’m reminded too of this posting about Pema Chödrön. Hurray for Pema Chödrön!!!!!

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “There is often in people to whom ‘the worst’ has happened an almost transcendent freedom, for they have faced ‘the worst’ and survived it.” – Carol Pearson