Saturday, March 8, 2008

En el día de la mujer

Tiempos duros en que las mujeres tenían que pretender ser hombres para estudiar:








Algo hemos avanzado en la larga lucha por la igualdad, pero falta mucho más...







¿Dónde está escrito?

¿Dónde está escrito lo que yo tengo que ser
que no puedo atreverme
a tener la oportunidad
de tomar el fruto de todo árbol
o tener mi parte de toda posibilidad dulcemente imaginada?
Sólo dime dónde, ¿dime dónde?


Letra original:
WHERE IS IT WRITTEN? Lyrics

Music: Michel Legrand
Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman
Premiere: 1983

PRAYER
God, our merciful father,
I’m wrapped in a robe of light,
Clothed in your glory
That spreads its wings over my soul.
Maybe I be worthy
Amen.

There’s not a morning I begin without
A thousand questions running through my mind,
That I don’t try to find the reason and the logic
In the world that God designed.
The reason why
a bird was given wings,
If not to fly and praise the sky
With every song it sings.
What’s right or wrong,
Where I belong
Within the scheme of things...
And why have eyes that see
And arms that reach
Unless you’re meant to know
There’s something more?
If not to hunger for the meaning of it all,
Then tell me what a soul is for?
Why have the wings
Unless you’re meant to fly?
And tell me please, why have a mind
If not to question why?
And tell me where-
Where is it written what it is
I’m meant to be, that I can’t dare
To have the chance to pick the fruit of every tree,
Or have my share of every sweet-imagined possibility?
Just tell me where, tell me where?
If I were only meant to tend the nest,
Then why does my imagination sail
Across the mountains and the seas,
Beyond the make-believe of any fairy tale?
Why have the thirst if not to drink the wine?
And what a waste to have a taste
Of things that can't he mine?
And tell me where, where is it written what it is
I'm meant to be, that I can't dare-
To find the meanings in the mornings that I see,
Or have my share of every sweet-imagined possibility?
Just tell me where- where is it written?
Tell me where-
Or if it's written anywhere?



Y por supuesto, Papa, can you hear me?



PAPA, CAN YOU HEAR ME? Lyrics

PRAYER
Oh God-our heavenly Father.
Oh, God-and my father
Who is also in heaven.
May the light of this
Flickering candle
Illuminate the night the way
Your spirit illuminates my soul.

Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you see me?
Papa can you find me in the night?
Papa are you near me?
Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you help me not be frightened?
Looking at the skies I seem to see
A million eyes which ones are yours?
Where are you now that yesterday
Has waved goodbye
And closed its doors?
The night is so much darker;
The wind is so much colder;
The world I see is so much bigger
Now that I'm alone.
Papa, please forgive me.
Try to understand me;
Papa, don’t you know I had no choice?
Can you hear me praying,
Anything I'm saying
Even though the night is filled with voices?
I remember everything you taught me
Every book 1've ever read...
Can all the words in all the books
Help me to face what lies ahead?
The trees are so much taller
And I feel so much smaller;
The moon is twice as lonely
And the stars are half as bright...
Papa, how I love you...
Papa, how I need you.
Papa, how I miss you
Kissing me good night...

2 comments:

Terpsícore said...

Silvio:
Lindo tributo. Las chicas te lo agradecemos.

Anonymous said...

Si tanto te interesa la igualdad por la mujer comienza por denunciar la utilización infame del cuerpo de ésta como reclamo en publicidad y televisión.Esto la denigra.Saluditos