Sunday, 31 August 2008

Welsh Choir singing O Fortuna (wheel of fortune)

Saturday was the semi final, and also the final, of "Last Choir Standing".

The Welsh choir, Ysgol Glanaethwy, didn't win, but their song in the semi final was amazing. Also appropriate: "O Fortuna" *Wheel of Fortune*

Listen to them sing this on http://www.bbc.co.uk/lastchoirstanding/choirs/ysgol/
click on the main video for O-Fortuna!

Jackory update
Jack had a lovely half day out on Saturday, we went to Welshpool and he so enjoyed it, came home and played with one of his toys. Jack always favours yellow toys, anything yellow in colour he loves and will pick it out, even if it amongst other colours. He is a difficult bunny though medication wise and getting very canny to me hiding medicine in food, and so far has refused EVERYTHING today even hand feeding. Pics to follow! Also a big thank you to those of you praying, healing and thinking about Jackory, thank you so muchx

Wishing you the "Peace of I"
Gina and Jackory

2 comments:

Tall said...

O Fortuna is Latin and does not translate as Wheel of fortune. O Fortuna is Oh Fortuna, Fortuna is the Roman Goddess of fortune and luck.

Doggeanie said...

Thank you for visiting Tall, I appreciate your mention about "O Fortuna". If you look at the second verse, and translate it, the words word be:-

Fate =monstrous and empty, you whirling wheel,
you are malevolent, well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing, shadowed and veiled
you plague me too;
now through the game
I bring my bare back
to your villainy.

It does relate to the card, specially as the wheel is definately mentioned in the second verse. In the first, it says:
"o fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
ever waxing
and waning,
hateful life
first oppresses
then soothes
as fancy takes it;
poverty and power
it melts them
like ice."

The song when you look at the lyrics is great as a spoken imagery of the wheel of fortune and the card.

If you check out the details about the card, taking into account the depiction in the A.E. Waite decks,
"Basically, this card has been modeled ever since the tarot's inception in the 15th century after the medieval concept of Rota FortunaeThe Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune, or Rota Fortunae, is a concept in medieval and ancient philosophy referring to the capricious nature of destiny. The wheel belongs to the goddess Fortuna , who spins it at random, changing the positions of those on the wheel - some suffer great misfortune, others gain windfalls...." http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Wheel_of_Fortune_(Tarot_card)
love and light, hoping your wheel of fortune shines bright
Gina.