Tuesday, May 06, 2008

May 6

For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself.
From within, I couldn't decide what to do.
Unable to see, I heard my name being called.
Then I walked outside.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.

--Rumi
English by Coleman Barks

2 comments:

Rahree said...

thank you for sharing this

NHB said...

What's the opera and what's the role Jessica? Often it's the smaller parts in opera that are more difficult than the main roles, though of course you need more stamina for the bigger parts.

I think we all have this problem. Even if you're a sight-reading freak it can all go horribly wrong off score. Normally once I have learnt a part I don't have to count anymore, although earlier this year I had to every night when doing Silvio in Pagliacci.

Keep at it. Hard work always pays off.

N.