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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: a gift from afar

I've already posted about our kitchen renovation interrupting my life and my computer access and, as the cabinetmakers added trim and doors today, I wondered what I could possibly post for Hootin' Anni's musical meme, Thursday Theme Song. This afternoon an e-mail arrived here in Canada from a friend in Scotland. He had seen this video of an Australian singer on YouTube and shared it with us.
His e-mail said
"Sometimes it is not necessary to understand the words of a song, all you need to know is the beauty and emotion of the human soul.
"Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was blind at birth and speaks a very local language but reaches out with a sound that came from God.
"Understand the beauty in this, the human spirit."
This video shows a remarkable man with a remarkable voice. There is nothing I can say but "listen" — I'm sure Anni will forgive me for not following the rules of TTS this week. After I heard this, nothing else would do.


10 comments:

Lighthousegal said...

Kay, that truly is an inspirational story and the song is very nice song. You do not have to be able to interpret the words to enjoy the song. Great Post!
Happy Thursday!!

SquirrelQueen said...

His voice is remarkable. There is no need to understand the language to feel the emotion in his music. If you scroll down on the YouTube page there is a link to a duet by Geoffrey and Sting, it is beautiful.

Ann said...

you rememebr the TV series Archie Bunker? He said he rather listens to songs he understand. Sorry, but I agree with Archie.

Linda said...

What an incredible story and voice! Thank you for sharing this...

ladyfi said...

That's a lovely shot.

Fran said...

There really is only one word to describe this - beautiful xxx

Daryl Edelstein said...

thank you for sharing it..

Friko said...

Sadly, the video is unavailable to me but I could admire and enjoy your photo.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....all I can say is it's beautiful....your post for this week's theme just leaves me speechless.

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY GOODNESS that is a God given talent. Thank you for sharing and what a story.

Hugs Madi and Mom