[K-drama music] City Sunset by SunwooJungah

[K-drama music] City Sunset by SunwooJungah

 

잘 알고 지내던 언니가 몇 차례나 꼭 한번 시간내어 보라고 신신당부를 했던 드라마,

김하늘 주연의 “공항가는 길”.

 

이 세상엔… 사연이 많은 이들이 가득하다.

사랑하지만 사랑한다고 말 할 수 없는 이들,

사랑하지 않지만, 사랑하는 척 가장하며 살아가는 이들,

사랑이 무엇인지 그 말의 무게가 무엇인지 몰라서 쉽게 고백하는 이들,

사랑한다는 말에 담긴 무게가 무엇인지를 알아서 차마 내뱉지 못하고 담아버리는 이들.

 

. . .

 

우연히 운전하며 튼 라디오에서 흘러나온 곡이 좋아 찾아 듣다보니…

자꾸 듣고 싶어지는 그녀의 감미로운 목소리 때문인지,

아니면 왠지 모르게 가슴을 쿵 울리는 가사 때문인지,

오랫만에 감상적인 저녁을 맞고 있다.

 

아픈 사랑도 사랑이겠지만….

굳이 그런 사랑을 선택할 필요가 있을까.

시간은 우리 곁을 무심히 지나치고 있고,

사랑은 구걸하듯 부탁해서 얻어지는 것이 아닌데.

 

눈은 사람의 마음을 통하는 창이자,

우리 영혼이 만날 수 있는 공간이다.

 

운명을 믿어서일까.

난 그 눈을 바라보면 그냥 알 것만 같다.

내 사람인 사람이라면,

그 눈 너머에 담겨있는 그 사람의 소울이,

분명 내 안에 담긴 소울을 알아 볼 테니까.

마주치고, 또 마주치는 눈빛속에서,

다시는 같은 눈을 볼 수 없으리라는 것을.

왠지…. 알 것 만 같으니까.

 

#20170629.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Takeo City Library, Japan.

Takeo City Library, Japan.
TAKEO CITY LIBRARY was born from a request to bring DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS to Takeo City, a mid-sized town with a population of about 50,000.
http://www.epochal.city.takeo.lg.jp/winj/opac/top.do
http://themomentum.co/happy-travel-takeo-city-library

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SPQR by Mary Beard – 로마는 왜 위대해 졌는가

SPQR by Mary Beard – 로마는 왜 위대해 졌는가

New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015

A sweeping, “magisterial” history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains “relevant to people many centuries later” (Atlantic).

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome “with passion and without technical jargon” and demonstrates how “a slightly shabby Iron Age village” rose to become the “undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating “the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life” (Economist) in a way that makes “your hair stand on end” (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this “highly informative, highly readable” (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

교보문고: 로마는 왜 위대해 졌는가

 

 

 

Homo Deus by Yuval Harari

Homo Deus by Yuval Harari

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Timesbestseller, Harari maps out our future.

Malcolm X by Manning Marable

Malcolm X by Manning Marable

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X.

Hailed as “a masterpiece” (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable’s acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Filled with startling new information and shocking revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America. Reaching into Malcolm’s troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents’ activism as followers of Marcus Garvey through his own work with the Nation of Islam and rise in the world of black nationalism, and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X is a stunning achievement, the definitive work on one of our greatest advocates for social change.

‘Chopin Nocturnes’ by Brigitte Engerer

‘Chopin Nocturnes’ by Brigitte Engerer

[Playlist]

1. 0:06 Op. 9, No. 1 in B flat minor. Larghetto
2. 5:53 Op. 9, No. 2 in E flat major. Andante
3. 10:29 Op. 9, No. 3 in B major. Allegretto
4. 17:09 Op. 15, No. 1 in F major. Andante cantabile
5. 22:07 Op. 15, No. 2 in F sharp major. Larghetto
6. 25:43 Op. 15, No. 3 in G minor. Lento
7. 30:53 Op. 27, No. 1 in C sharp minor. Larghetto
8. 36:32 Op. 27, No. 2 in D flat major. Lento sostenuto
9. 42:27 Op. 32, No. 1 in B major. Andante sostenuto
10. 47:27 Op. 32, No. 2 in A flat major. Lento
11. 53:01 Op. 37, No. 1 in G minor. Lento
12. 59:51 Op. 37, No. 2 in G major. Andante
13. 1:06:17 Op. 48, No. 1 in C minor. Lento
14. 1:12:25 Op. 48, No. 2 in F sharp minor. Andantino
15. 1:20:11 Op. 55, No. 1 in F minor. Andante
16. 1:25:36 Op. 55, No. 2 in E flat major. Lento sostenuto
17. 1:31:19 Op. 62, No. 1 in B major. Andante
18. 1:38:51 Op. 62, No. 2 in E major. Lento
19. 1:45:11 Op. 72, No. 1 in E minor. Andante
20. 1:49:19 Op. posth in C sharp minor. Lento con gran espressione
21. 1:53:18 Op. posth in C minor. Andante sostenuto

About Brigitte Engerer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Engerer

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9355128/Brigitte-Engerer.html

One day, I’d love to have a copy of this Complete Chopin Nocturnes LP by Brigitte. 🙂

언젠가 한번은 꼭 가보고 싶은, 내 여행 로망지인 Tunisia 에서 태어난 피아니스트 Brigitte. 🙂

러시아의 남성다움과 프랑스의 여성스러운 감성을 모두 간직한 그녀는.. 전설적인 지휘자 카라얀의 눈에 들어 베를린 필하모닉에서 연주한 경력을 지녔다. 그녀의 다른 연주를 많이 접하지는 못했지만, 이 쇼팽 야상곡 앨범은… 내가 세상에 태어나 들은 무수한 앨범 중 가장 쇼팽을 완벽하게 표현했다고 생각한 중국의 피아니스트 Yundi Li 의 쇼팽 앨범들과 더불어 너무도 훌륭했다. 🙂

들으면서 내내 감탄….. 기회가 된다면 언젠간 꼭 LP로 소장하고 싶은 그녀의 아름다운 앨범. 🙂

 

 

Chicago Typewriter 시카고타자기

Chicago Typewriter 시카고타자기

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“An original writer is not who imitates nobody,

but one whom nobody can imitate.”

François-René de Chateaubriand, quoted

Lately I’ve been following this new k-drama series, “Chicago Typewriter”. It’s a love triangle story between three writers from the past. This series became quite popular outside of Korea (like in Indonesia, Malaysia..etc) but wasn’t that successful in Korea.

The first few episodes didn’t really live up to my expectations, but I began to enjoy it more as the series progressed about halfway through. 🙂 My favorite part of the drama was when Go Kyung-Pyo, the ghostwriter, recalled a phrase from “Laziness” by Charles Spurgeon, and courageously decided to finally reach out to his love, Im Soo Jung. I was not familiar with literary works of Spurgeon before, so it was nice to be introduced to a new writer.

Enjoy the music & these beautiful quotes from the “Chicago Typewriter”. 🙂

일제시대를 보낸 작가들의 환생과 로맨스 이야기라고 해서 기대를 가지고 보았지만.. 생각보다 초반 구성이 조금 아쉬웠던 드라마, 시카고 타자기..  🙂 하지만 중반 이후부터 좋은 대사들과 배우들의 연기덕분에 즐겁게 보았다. 오늘은 반가운 비가 내리다 보니, 유독 이 곡이 귓가를 맴돌아서 짧게 소개하는 글을 올려보았다. 드라마의 하이라이트는 아마도 고경표가 내레이션을 한 찰스 스펄전의 명시가 소개된 부분이 아니었을까.. 사람과 유령으로 만났기에.. 이어질 수 없는것을 잘 알지만, 너무도 사랑하는 여인을 향해 그럼에도 불구하고 용기를 내어 한 마디를 던지던 그의 모습은 간절함 때문이었는지 무척 인상이 깊었다.  아마도 드라마를 보던 사람들 모두가 가슴을 졸였으리라. 🙂

“불러야 할 노래가 있다면 지금 부르십시오.

당신의 해가 저물면 노래 부르기엔 너무나 늦습니다.

당신의 노래를 지금 부르십시오.”

 

“When roses bloom and the heart flutters

give me that smile of yours

If there is a song you must sing

then sing it now

for when your day draws to a close

it is already too late to sing.

Sing your song now”

– Yoo Jin Oh, quoted from Laziness by Charles Spurgeon

“If you think of something to do, then do it now

Today may be a clear day

But you do not know if you may see clouds tomorrow

Since yesterday is no longer yours, do it now

If you have a kind word to say, say it now

For you may not have tomorrow

The person you love won’t always be by your side

If you have something loving to say, say it now

If you wish to smile, then smile now

Do it now

Before your friend leaves you”

– Yoo Jin Oh, quoted from Spurgeon’s poem

[지금 하십시오]  by 찰스 스펄전

할 일이 생각나거든
지금 하십시오.

오늘 하늘은 맑지만
내일은 구름이 보일는지 모릅니다.

어제는 이미 당신의 것이 아니니
지금 하십시오.

친절한 말 한마디가 생각나거든
지금 하십시오,

내일은 당신의 것이 안 될지도 모릅니다.

사랑하는 사람이 언제나
곁에 있지는 않습니다.

사랑의 말이 있다면
지금 하십시오.

미소를 짓고 싶다면
지금 웃어 주십시오.

당신의 친구가 떠나기 전에
장미가 피고 가슴이 설레일 때
지금 당신의 미소를 주십시오.

불러야 할 노래가 있다면
지금 부르십시오.

당신의 해가 저물면
노래 부르기엔 너무나 늦습니다.

당신의 노래를 지금 부르십시오.


Chicago Typewriter Wiki Facts:

(시카고타자기/芝加哥打字機) is a 2017 South Korean television series starring Yoo Ah-inIm Soo-jungand Go Kyung-pyo. It premiered on April 7, 2017, with episodes every Friday and Saturday on tvN.

Synopsis: Writers that lived under Japanese rule in the 1930’s are reincarnated into a bestselling writer who is in a slump, a mysterious ghostwriter and an anti-fan of the bestselling writer.

Watch on Viki: https://www.viki.com/videos/1117675v-chicago-typewriter-episode-1


“I have read a certain book; when I finished it, I closed it, put it back on the shelf in my library— but there were certain words in that book which I cannot forget. They have penetrated so deeply into me that I cannot separate them from myself. Henceforth, I am no longer the one I was before I met them.”

-Andre Gide, quoted in Chicago Typewriter