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Spiegel im Spiegel
Arvo Pärt Lyrics


We have lyrics for these tracks by Arvo Pärt:

Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (Instrumental)…
De Profundis De profundis clamavi ad te Domine Domine exaudi vocem meam f…
Es sang vor langen Jahren Es sang vor langen Jahren (Clemens Maria Brentano) Es sang …
Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus. Dominus deus Sabaoth. P…

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Limara64

Hi Dominic, how are things going?
I hear you, I am glad you shared how you were/are feeling.
I sincerely hope that there has been some light at the end of the tunnel.
I have had a rollercoaster life and understand where you are coming from.
I made it through, I have off days but I manage them now.
I would like to offer the hand of friendship and should you wish to take it I will give you a way to contact me.
I’m not a weirdo.
I was a carer and support many friends and neighbours.
I hope you are well and feeling strong.

To ANYONE ELSE who is or has found things overwhelming, I offer the hand of friendship unconditionally.
I hope, knowing that there is someone here, should you need them, who will listen and understand is all I can offer, from my heart and soul know there is love and understanding for You.

Much love to You Dominic.
Much love to ALL who need it.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️



KamelotLancelot01

(I made an update at the bottom, for anyone interested.)
If you read this, can you promise me something? Please stay strong for me… I may be a random stranger but know that I believe in you. And that you can survive. You’ve been through so much already, some things even worse than this; you can survive this. While I personally am not really religious… but in turn, can you pray for me? God grant me mercy on my aching soul.

I discovered this piece tonight at around 0030 in the morning while listening to a compilation of various classical pieces. I have been sitting, writing and thinking. But… I didn’t realize how much this song would hurt. This song is comforting though it wrenches my heart to hear it.
A lot has been happening since the start of the year. My parents were hospitalized for a while earlier this semester. Thankfully they’re doing better, now. But it put a major stress on my studies. Then this virus came...

I feel like I’m losing control of everything. I miss seeing my professors, my colleagues, and hearing my friends. I haven’t heard from anyone in months, save from my professors emailing assignments. I got taken advantage of by someone who I thought was my best friend… It’s literally been me, my parents, and my partner now. I even feel distant with my loved ones at times. And even though I did well in most of my classes, I feel like I’m at a loss. I feel so lost. I’m here wondering what’s next… I feel alone in the world, even with a family and partner.

But I’m trying my damndest to trudge my way through, even if I feel like I don’t have the strength or motivation to do so sometimes... I want to stay strong for them; I want to stay strong for myself so I can continue to find beauties like this, finish school, and someday do my job as healthcare professional and help others.

Edit 1/14/21: I came back to this after some time initially posting this and all I have to say is wow.... thank you so much for the outpouring of blessings and prayers; I truly am touched that so many people were willing to read through my story and reach out to me. So in turn, I'll just give a bit of an update on everything that's gone on since then.

Me and my partner are still together; they along with my family have been keeping me together through these times. They keep me happy and hopeful and definitely made these past few months easier. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic getting worse in my country, and being someone/living with people with fragile health, I decided to take the past and current semester off to not risk exposing myself or my family to the virus. For a while, I took on a part time job helping a family member and have now been redirecting my attention to my writing/art and studying materials for my GRE exam. Hopefully, by fall, I'll be able to return to the university to resume my studies.



ehabs07

To me, this evokes images of somehow being able to travel thousands of miles and enter my beautiful but war-torn country of Syria, traversing invincibly through the bullets, shells, rubble, and bodies to reach my childhood home, and the long demolished house of my grandmother, in a world where she is somehow alive again, in a world when I can still smell the beautiful aroma of her jasmine tree and her morning coffee, and hear the wind whistle through her tree-filled backyard in the star-filled night sky. Embarking on this journey through time is impossible except in my dreams, as I keep waking up to the realization that things have changed. They always do...

This piece simply but perfectly portrays the mystical realization, through an out-of-body experience, of somehow glancing at your own physical being as well as your surroundings and the whole world, with an almost impossible paradoxical dichotomy of simultaneous attachment and detachment. That beautiful dichotomy state that draws you to observe, through a bird's eye view, the oddly sad irony of our world's randomness, makes you also deeply appreciate the ephemeral nature life as a whole, the briefness of episodes in our lives of that we thought will never end, the transient physical being, and the omnipresence of what is left behind, after we are physically gone...

You can be a believer in a supreme being and believe that, after we depart our physical bodies, we will be ultimately souls that will traverse our boundless universe on a trip to the heavens, like a feather that the wind carries far away. You can also be a skeptic and believe that we are but atoms that will someday become part of a tree or otherwise aimlessly travel the deep ends of space on a haphazard quest to a planet far away, where we will be part of a new physical body in an alien world.

That dichotomy leads to other dichotomies, those of hope and despair, those of fear and comfort, those begging to know the whys of the complexity of being human and those realizing that being human is simply about living in voluntary and involuntary dichotomies, after all. Amid all the randomness emerges a common theme, that of entropy and the constancy of change. It makes me peacefully cope with the fact that I will likely no longer be able to enjoy those poignant evenings at my family's peaceful summer house, which is now illegally occupied by foreign fighters and their families. It makes me more steadfast in planting my roots and leaving my footprints all over again, in a different place, at a different time, never looking back for fear of crying.

Only a genius like Arvo Pärt can take you on this trip through the powerful simplicity of his piano notes. And only a transformative artist can make one piece mean something different to each of us.



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Dominic Bradburn

I appreciate this will probably not be read by many, and that's okay, it's more for me anyway. I have had a very difficult past few years, especially this year, i have lost relationships, love ones, and jobs. I have spent all year practically iscolated from society in my room wallowing in despair and self pity. I have on a couple of occasions come close to calling it a day with life.

The only thing that has brought be back was the look on my dogs face in those moments of feeling empty and worthless. He looks at me like im the best person on the planet. And it makes me continue on for his sake. In many ways he has been my guardian angel, I don't have much else other than him. This song reminds me of those moments, whilst also giving me a feeling of courage to continue, just as my dog does..

To anyone who feels iscolated and alone, don't give up. There will most certainly be better days to come, and better people in your life. And if maybe you feel too alone to some up the strength, maybe get a dog? Not many things can make you feel as valued as them smiling right at you.. Thanks for reading to those who did, I start my first job in over a year next week, things may work out yet. Much love

Dominic Bradburn

@Limara64 Hello my friend. Things have improved quite a lot for me in half a year. Life is not perfect and I wouldn't expect it to be. But i am making positive progress. The first job didn't work out but I kept at it and got a new one with a lot of friendly people. I was very touched by your kind words and offer of friendship. I can tell even without knowing you that you are very much one of the people in life that I stick around for. I don't think you are a wierdo, I think you just have a heart. If I ever find myself in that place again, I may take you up on your offer of support. It comforts me knowing I have at least one person out there offering it. I wish you all the best in your future. Much love and God bless

Dominic Bradburn

@Beck E I am deeply sorry for your loss. Some people believe losing a pet isn't a serious grievance. But to anyone who has truly bonded with an animal of any type, they know that it is as you say like losing a child. I burried my first furry companion when i was a young teenager and had never experienced death at that point. Grief is one of the toughest emotions to carry, especially when you centre on it. I blamed myself for my uncles suicide for not recognising the signs beforehand. Perhaps with the same harshness you do for the merciful decision you made.. As much as it hurts, I found the best way to escape these feelings is to reflect on the cherished memories you built with them. I found myself smiling much more often, albeit with tears still flowing..

I do not know exactly what you have been through and are going through. I can only say from my own personal experiences in the near and far past, that if I (someone who is not very strong at facing lifes inevitable strife) can endure what I have and come out of it not unscathed, but with a determination to continue and strive for some modicum of happiness. Then I suspect you who are just as human as me can do that also, maybe even better. So keep fighting. I always remind myself that you can only face SO much adversity and turmoil before positive things start happening for you. I fully believe this. Thank you for your kind words. And if you ever feel lonely or need someone to talk to then i'll be here. Just like someone on this thread was kind enough to offer that courtesy to me.

P.S i assume that she is the doggo in your picture, she is a very happy looking lil cutie. Take care, much love.

muntaser barsoom

I feel you brother, I've been there too. Hard times are called so because they dont last.

No6 theprisoner

My Caribbean mother use to say everything is only for a time the good ,the bad.Lots of people of spoken to,have said they have difficulty socialising after lockdown

Limara64

Hi Dominic, how are things going?
I hear you, I am glad you shared how you were/are feeling.
I sincerely hope that there has been some light at the end of the tunnel.
I have had a rollercoaster life and understand where you are coming from.
I made it through, I have off days but I manage them now.
I would like to offer the hand of friendship and should you wish to take it I will give you a way to contact me.
I’m not a weirdo.
I was a carer and support many friends and neighbours.
I hope you are well and feeling strong.

To ANYONE ELSE who is or has found things overwhelming, I offer the hand of friendship unconditionally.
I hope, knowing that there is someone here, should you need them, who will listen and understand is all I can offer, from my heart and soul know there is love and understanding for You.

Much love to You Dominic.
Much love to ALL who need it.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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goshmargo

I took care of my Mom for almost 8 years. Hardest thing I ever did. The last few months I discovered this piece. I would turn my Mom on her side and give her her back rub and then do all the range of motion listening to this over and over, telling her what an awesome Mom she was. I knew by this point she never liked herself, but I was gonna let her know over and over how awesome she was. Thank you for making our bag lunches every single day. And anything else I could think of. When she passed the room glowed. Thank you Mom.

Ramon Chavez

My condolences

J Randall

You did the right thing, obviously you're a good person.

Paul Rupp

Mother's are so amazing! They do so much!

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