I went with some friends the other day to see this performer at a club in town and he did a couple of covers of Romanian folk songs. I've been listening to one of the songs ever since and it is what I consider one of the saddest things ever written in Romanian. One of the verses goes like this:
Later on, I grew up to be lad
And fell madly in love with a girl.
I don't know why,
One day she died
And another day she was buried.
(my attempt of translating it)
It doesn't sound like much in English... but with the guitar and the beautiful voice... it just spoke to me at a level I never knew it could. Anyway... the song is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYIvYt313a8 Warning: If you speak Romanian, listening to this song may cause you to lose the will to live. By clicking on the link you assume full responsibility of whatever will happen after. You may also already know the song. I think I had listened before I did the other day, but it didn't speak so much to me back then. No idea why!
And then... today I watched "Atonement", which seemed the perfect thing to do because the weather outside matched the weather in the first part of the movie. I felt I was there and it was where I wanted to be. The movie is great, but it's so sad... again, without being pathetic. I'd like to write more about it, but spoiling a movie isn't my thing... I will say this, though: This movie may also cause you to lose the will to live. Watch it at your own peril!
So.. after listening to the song for a couple of hours and watching the movie, I'm off to take bottle of pills and just stop feeling sad about anything.
P.S. Relax, if it doesn't work... I'll blog about it. I need something to write about, anyway....
P.P.S. If you wonder why I wrote this in English, don't. I don't know and the only answer I can come up with is "Because I could".