Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Saint Cecilia's day!

Saint Cecilia by Carlo Saraceni

Today we celebrate Saint Cecilia, martyr and patroness of sacred music, and of all musicians.

William Boyce - Ode on St. Cecilia's day.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A gloomy anniversary.

Yesterday it was five years ago since my mother passed away, aged 64.

It didn't feel any different from any other day of course, i just thought it worth noticing, and simply saw it as an excuse to write a new post, the first in months. As i've said before... I would post more often, but time always escapes me, and i can never think of what to write. I detest time, and how it just relentlessly swoops by.
And now five years have passed since that awful day, -the worst i've ever experienced.

I both wish to be close in time to when she was still alive, yet i want to have that horrific event as far behind me as possible.
So yesterday i simply lit a few candles and sprayed a little Mitsouko, her signature scent -the only one she ever wore, in the air. That was all i could do.

Mother, photographed by my father, possibly in the early eighties.

with Moa, about a year before she died, photographed by me.