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Monday, October 15, 2007

Qu et Thoughts on S lence

Desi's not sociable at awe today, so I wish to have some qu et moments to m self.

Remember what I recently wrote:

"Most people don't mean what they say"?
In which case, it's better to maintain "elegant s lence".
The Pr me Minister has set a goode example.

Especially Politicians, the Malaysian ones that I know closely enough, by their public speeches and their behaviour, both public and private. Hence, some were more useful when they are six feet underground, in the honest opinion of the community, including me -- like the past or passed away SA of IJOK... (actually, eight feet underground -- unless some got their own two chopped off as a murder victim, and why should we common folks be surprised? Ah, I digress, but do you think I would apologise?" NO, I was not referring to the "murder" thingy, it's about the "digression", you dumbo, or is it dumbelles?)

I am quoting the following, but do you see or hear the s lence?

From the movie "The Graduate" ~~ Sound of S lence

"And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without list'ning
People writing songs that voices never shared
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence...." -- Simon and Garfunkel



And penult mately from Desiderata, which you must know by heart by yesterdaye or the daye before:

"GO PLACIDLY amidst the noise and the haste
And remember what peace there may be in silence." -- Max Ehrmann


And finally, a full quote from way back when originals Maverick SM, Howsy, Anak Merdeka, later walk-ins Din Merican, Capt Yusof Ahmad and Stu Russell and Desi were friends met, some not nyet, but we did sing and dance as "Midnight Vo ces" p ercing the s lence of the moonl t (K)n ght -- be it in Furong, Subang Jaya, in Wellington, NZ, or by Lake Macquarie, Queensland, or in Massachusetts, USA. Voyeuring around the campfire were qu et wans like Sweets, Kyels, Sabrina and Crystal, allofHELEN and Primroses, et al. In fact qu et to describe 'em is the hi-est of contradictions -- they roared in such Hi-desibelles their p tches went beyond human hear ng range.

Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden
Oh, don't it hurt deep inside
To see someone do something to her
Oh, don't it pain to see someone cry
Oh, especially when someone is her

Silence is golden, but my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see

Talking is cheap, people follow like sheep
Even though there is nowhere to go
How could she tell, he deceived her so well
Pity, she'll be the last one to know

Silence is golden, but my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see

How many times will she fall for his line
Should I tell her or should I keep cool?
And if I tried, I know she'd say I lied
Mind your business, don't hurt her, you fool

Silence is golden, but my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see

1 comment:

"V" said...

Yet again, Desi deliVers a post that warms the heart and awakens the mind.

The Mk. 1 eyeballs are Vital organs, everyone should use them to read between the lines and to differentiate the truth from the half truth, the spin and the outright lies.

This is stated so well here,
'Silence is golden, but my eyes still see
Silence is golden, golden
But my eyes still see'

"V" for Verify!

Politicians, especially BN ones, have the ability to talk cheaply for hours and say nothing, but the following Verse you quoted says much about many of the apathetic Voters in Malaysia.

'Talking is cheap, people follow like sheep
EVen though there is nowhere to go
How could she tell, he deceiVed her so well
Pity, she'll be the last one to know'

"V" for Verbal diarrhoea.