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photoblog image Zyryality: Requiem For Vanished Dreams

Zyryality: Requiem For Vanished Dreams

In The River Of Sorrow

 

…my blood soaks the bow of your cello, when you play on the wounds of my sorrow…

 

(To Maya Beiser http://mayabeiser.com/about/ whose solo performance last fall I will never forget)

Zyryality: Requiem For Vanished Dreams

In The River Of Sorrow

 

…my blood soaks the bow of your cello, when you play on the wounds of my sorrow…

 

(To Maya Beiser http://mayabeiser.com/about/ whose solo performance last fall I will never forget)

comments (27)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2008, 02:13
Hmmm. It sounds like she really had an impact on you, Viktor. I'll have to pay attention to her name and music!
vz-nostalgia: Please do. She's quite complex, though. Beautifully complex.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2008, 03:27
Wow - what colors on the water. Did you find it like this?
vz-nostalgia: That is excactly how I foud it, Ms. Jewlya. smile
Interesting VZ, what was the occasion?
vz-nostalgia: Have no idea, Nig. That's the surreal part of this: no people, just flowers floating on the water.
So nice, like hundred butterflies flying !!
vz-nostalgia: I like your feeling of this, Ms. Flo. smile
Lots of references here- marriage, death, poetry- a simple but heavy picture. Good one.
vz-nostalgia: Glad you see the multi-layered thoughts in here, Ms. Jamoula. There was too much on my mind, while I was working on it. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 8 Jan 2008, 09:55
Such bright colors for a sad occasion? I rather go for the nice dreams although they might have fanished, they can bring some smile on my face, sorrow....well we all have...but than by seeing these nice colors, it will take off some of the heaviness.....
vz-nostalgia: Sure. Take it any way you like, Ms. Astrid. It will be silly of me to ask you to feel the same way I do. We all perceive the same things differently. If you feel cheerful looking at these colors, go for it! smile
  • Aussie
  • back on nights.
  • 8 Jan 2008, 10:05
Beautiful capture, a riot of colour.
vz-nostalgia: A riot on the water? Should we call the police? smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jan 2008, 10:37
Don't enflame your melancholy so, VZ!
If you cry too much over vanished dreams your tears will obstruct your vision and you will miss the fresh dreams.
vz-nostalgia: Can't help it, Ray. I'm risking to drown myself in my own river of vanished dreams. smile
  • Kathryn
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2008, 11:16
Tears radiate sorrow
as they rhythmic down my cheeks.
Their strum as soft as flower petals
soothes my open wounds.
And I become "Almost Human."
vz-nostalgia: "...the strum of tears as soft as flower petals..." Oh gosh, I have the chills from reading this. Touché, Ms. Kathryn.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jan 2008, 11:42
A very poetic (surrealistic? No! ) pic! I know the rite (usual in Far East, too) to throw away flowers into a water in memory of the deads, for example in the former concentration camp in Ravensbrück near Berlin in memory of the killed and persecuced women... (we threw roses...)- but looking at your photo Icould imagine that new or old dreams are coming back...
vz-nostalgia: Very poetic? Paerhaps. Surrealistic? Hell yes! At least for me. I know the ritual, but still... smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2008, 14:23
Great colors and an interesting sight. I think I would have blurred it a little more or sharpened it.
vz-nostalgia: I was going to, Martin, I swear. The gaussian blur was already loaded in my Kalashnikov, but I got carried away with her music... smile
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 8 Jan 2008, 14:52
What vibrant colours for so much sorrow.
vz-nostalgia: What colour is YOUR sorrow, Ms. Tracy? smile
  • Dotun
  • Md, USA
  • 8 Jan 2008, 17:22
love the variety of colors in this shot, well done.
vz-nostalgia: Hey, I didn't arrange the colors. smile Good to hear from you, Maestro.
I am certain she would be thrilled to know that her performance had such a lasting impact on you. What a beautiful tribute - petals floating like sweet notes in the air. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: Oh, she's in a parallel universe, MS. Roz. There is no space for mortals in that place. She's the Goddess of the cello. smile
I love your allegory of petals as sweet notes! Very good.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jan 2008, 00:20
This is rather lovely. smile
vz-nostalgia: and yours is rather lovely comment. smile
A confetti of petals and color, Viktor, a happy image in contrast to it's much more sombre title. Thank you for the introduction to Maya Beiser. I will have to look her up.
vz-nostalgia: I'm not sure about much happiness here, Suzanne. As Jamoula and Philine said, it's a ritual for dead. could well be. Regarding Maya, she's way beyond the traditional cello player, the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Rostropovich, or Jacqueline Du Pre. That will make (already makes) her path to the top much more difficult. The album "The World to Come" will be a good starter. But I must say, it is not an easy listening.
  • Rafael
  • Suriname
  • 9 Jan 2008, 02:05
This is one of those surrealistic photographs that forces you to think or feel wink
Very well done, i like it very much smile
vz-nostalgia: Very good, Rafael. Now to the second part: to think of what, or what to feel? That is I'm more interested in to know. smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 07:20
Great shot! Love the color tones here. It seems as if someone painted it..
vz-nostalgia: Ms. Richa, good to hear from you. smile
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Jan 2008, 09:59
Oh this is beautiful captured Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: smileScarlet
very peotic touch, like it
vz-nostalgia: and yours is a very PEOTIC comment, Pat. smile
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 9 Jan 2008, 21:32
oh my what a fantastic imagesmile
  • Mike Reid
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 16:57
Beautiful, death, sorrow, marriage. Very Poetic...
But it also reminds me of my grandmother's quilt.
vz-nostalgia: That is the deepest, the most poetic of them all, Mike, the thought of your grandmohter's quilt, the splash of childhood...
  • Vicky
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2008, 02:04
just seeing this one too (a week later). My compliment to you is that your image does deserve to be in the company of Maya Beiser.
vz-nostalgia: I've been listening to her, while working on this image and got so carried away, I haven't even finished the photograph. I posted it half-baked. A big mistake to be so emotional about music and do some work. The work will suffer, that's for sure. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 13 Jan 2008, 05:50
i see your perspective Vik. and i let it parry with the romantic one the image evokes in me. given the dark water bed, yours prevails.
vz-nostalgia: Whatever the image evoked in you, Terry...I'm glad it did. The worst thing that could ever happen to art of any kind is when the question "so what?" pops up in people's minds. Indifference kills. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 13 Jan 2008, 13:29
Sometimes our senses bleed with the unbearable mixture of pleasure and pain...

...and yet...

"No, I will never shut the doors of my senses.
The delights of sight and hearing and touch will bear thy delight. "
Rabindranath Tagore
vz-nostalgia: Oh, Ms. Lina, that is so damn true!
Thanks for quoting my favorite Tagore. You know, when Aksel pledged publicly to read a poem a day, as his new year's resolution, I begged him not to forget about three cornerstones, all poetry resides on: Tagore, Khayyam, Neruda. He promised. smile
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 14 Jan 2008, 12:46
Great site.. she looks amazing. Love the cello!Thanks for the intro.It is such apowerful instrument!!!
The perfect picture for the quotation.
vz-nostalgia: What quotation? I wrote this for her. She looks even more amazing, when she plays the intrument. smile
Plenty of color on black. Like requiem... Suggestion: it would clear the frame! smile
vz-nostalgia: You're right, Jose. Looks better without the frame. Thanks for the suggestion.
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