episode #33 candle of joy

Spoken Word

Robert Herrick: Delight In Disorder read by Alan Rickman

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.

Sean O’Casey

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

Mark Twain

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

John Keats, Endymion: A Poetic Romance

To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else’s heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell.

Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.

Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

She would defend herself, saying that love, no matter what else it might be, was a natural talent. She would say: You are either born knowing how, or you never know.

Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera


Beastie Boys: Lighten Up

Antônio Carlos Jobim: A felicidade 

N.E.R.D.: Happy

GoGo Penguin: Fanfares

Bobby McFerrin: Don’t Worry Be Happy

Gotan Project: La Cumparsita

Towa Tei: Happy

The Quantic Soul Orchestra: Interlude

Nina Simone: Feeling Good

Ella Fitzgerald: Isn’t This A Lovely Day?

Louis Armstrong: (What A) Wonderful World

The Cinematic Orchestra: Melody

Re:Jazz:People Hold On (Alternate A Capella Take)

Gorillaz: One Percent

Massive Attack [feat. Debbie Clare]: Joy Luck Club 

Angelo Badalamenti: Twin Peaks Christmas Greeting 


Lighten up – Shine like the sun

[Beastie Boys]

Happiness is like the gout – Dew on a flower petal – Glows quiet – After slight swings – And falls like a tear of love

Happiness is like a feather – That the wind is blowing through the air

Fly so light having a brief life

[Antônio Carlos Jobim]

Happy – Things are looking good now – I feel so alive  – Don’t try coming back – Because I will not be there – It’s not like you ever cared


Don’t worry, be happy 

In every life we have some trouble – But when you worry you make it double

Ain’t got no place to lay your head – Somebody came and took your bed

The landlord say your rent is late – He may have to litigate

Here I give you my phone number, when you worry, call me, I make you happy

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style – Ain’t got no gal to make you smile

Because when you worry your face will frown – And that will bring everybody down

So don’t worry, be happy

[Bobby McFerrin]

I like the way you speak my name – And when you smile at me in your own sweet way

You send me up to the clouds so lovely – And I want to let you know – I’m feeling you

Don’t you know you got me vibrating – On the sweet sensations that you bring me

I am happy – Now that I’ve found you – I’m happy and I’m now feeling no confusion 

I stop to wonder is this real or an illusion


I’ll hit you off with the facts – You making my heart do laps – Believe me – I feel G double O D

Your state of being makes me want to shout out loud – As if gun pow were blasted off in a crowd

Pulse rate beating all wild – Like that of a child –  Sentimental crush – But let me hush

I can’t say much because on a sly – I’m H-A-P-P-Y

[Towa Tei]

Birds flying high – Sun in the sky – Breeze drifting on by – It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me

Fish in the sea – River running free – Blossom on the tree –  Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don’t you know

Butterflies all having fun – Sleep in peace when day is done: that’s what I mean

And this old world is a new world and a bold world for me – Stars when you shine – Scent of the pine, you know how I feel

Freedom is mine – And I’m feeling… good

[Nina Simone]

The weather is frightening – The thunder and lightning – Seem to be having their way- The turn in the weather – Will keep us together

So I can honestly say – That as far as I’m concerned, it’s a lovely day – And everything’s o.k.

Isn’t this a lovely day – To be caught in the rain? – You were going on your way – Now you’ve got to remain

Just as you were going, leaving me all at sea – The clouds broke, they broke and – What a break for me

I can see the sun up high – We’re caught in the storm – I can see where you and I could be cozy and warm

Let the rain pitter patter – But it really doesn’t matter – If the skies are grey – Long as I can be with you it’s a lovely day

[Ella Fitzgerald]

It’s a wonderful world – I’m just walking on air – Talk of heaven on earth

I’ve got more than my share – Haven’t got a care – Happy all day through

It’s a wonderful world – Loving wonderful you

[Louis Armstrong]

Everybody’s getting frustrated – Why should we live with this hatred – We’ve all dancing on a thin line – They’re making out we’re having a good time

Giving into life, giving into love – Maybe there’s enough for everyone – Giving into hope, and into trust –  Maybe there’s enough for everyone

People hold on –  Don’t do yourself wrong – People hold on – We’ve got to be strong


Every sound from every world, receive – Every world, receiving you – Anyone – But anyone of us who isn’t such – Everyone’s receiving you

Come by the long way. – Deep in the summer day, I’ll be there with you – (That’s where I heard it for myself)

There on the training ground – For the new world – You heard it too


It’s here (I don’t see [god/ you/ you all/ all]?) – It’s here (follow)

Holy healer – Keep up, keep up keeper, keeper

Falling in love, follow above – You still carry here – You still care here

[Massive Attack]

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