GOd, how lazy can a person become ?
Yes, I nursed a little cold. It grew and then I had to throw it out. I feel remarkably well since it left.
I also managed to walk to the library (at least twice !) in the last week, and even got some copies, local books and some from the inter-library system. Not that I have written something yet, but I may have it coming … I finally wrote, re-wrote and sent out the little blurb about the local shooting range.
Other activities included bank-stuff.
All in all it was a combined stretch of time of perhaps three hours of activity.
The rest – ? Reading, sleeping, watching clouds ? More or less so, nothing “productive”. Not one single boring minute.
Now I sit at my desk humbled. Humbled by an email I received earlier, out of which speaks a generous, warm, reflected person. Hug-accepting too.
Sto core mio se fosse di diamante
Sarrìa spezzato per tanto dolore
Quanto ne provo e sento a tutte l’ore.
Et ben c’afflitto sia più c’altro amante
Tenga dolente e sconsolato il core
Pur non li manca spirto né vigore.
Ma quanto più patisce è più costante
Soffre il dolor se ben fosse maggiore
Di quel ch’io provo e sento a tutte l’ore.
Even if my heart were made of diamond
It would splinter from the sharp payne
I feel and sense hour by hour.
Although I’m afflicted more than other lovers
My heart discouraged and reduced to sorrow
Nonetheless it does not lack neither strength nor spirit.
But how much it suffers and how steady
It would gladly bear an even greater payne
Than what I feel and sense hour by hour.
There is a fourth verse about the lady who causes all this, but singer Renata FUSCO, together with the ensemble Conserto Vago lead by the lute player Massimo LONARDI (Eng.) (published 2006), decided to leave it out. I found no website of Ms FUSCO, only an interview in Italian from 2013.
I hope you like the music. May the coming week bring joy and happiness to all of us.