I have made a terrible mistake and I would like to apologize for it. Especially to those who have visit my Blog in search of an answer and did not get one.
If I have to be completely honest, yes! I like to get as much hits on my Blog as I can, but we all (bloggers) want that. It’s inevitable. You write something on your Blog for others to read and agree or disagree with you. You want the attention. However, what I want more than hits on my Blog is for those who visit, to get the answers they are looking for. It puts a smile on my face, and gives me warm feelings; to know I have given someone a little bit of me, my truth. When I write, I do it to share what I know –what little I know. Well, I have made a terrible mistake. I have not been true to that principle. Not completely, no.
On my first Silvio Rodriguez post (“My Blue Unicorn”) I wrote about Silvio a little, and about how I felt. What I didn’t write about was, perhaps, one of the most important things to the reader; the meaning of Silvio’s lyrics.
When I was searching for a video on youtube I came across many comments from fans on that particular song, and one of them caught my eye. It was funny, yet I felt offended. One commenter said the lyrics for “My Blue Unicorn” were written after a blue pencil Silvio treasured and lost. I could not stop laughing, and then when I did, I was offended somebody who likes Silvio would think of something like that. As an artist myself, I know inspiration can come from anything at any time. This is true. However, when you think of Silvio, and you know some of his famous songs; “Playa Giron”, “La Masa”, “Ojala”, “Oh Melancolia”; this songs were not written out of talent alone, there was a motif and significance. Why think a song like “My Blue Unicorn” would be written after a blue pen? Am I being uptight? Maybe.
I didn’t do anything about it since I was focusing on finding the right video to post on my Blog. Now, several weeks later I regret not adding this bit of information to my post. To think that someone found my Blog in search for an answer and got anything else except that, makes me feel disappointed in myself.
So, in hopes that this won’t happen in the future, I have decided to reblog the post “My Blue Unicorn” and give the reader the right information. The real reason why Silvio wrote that song, that it was not because he lost his favorite pen, nor a pencil, nor a marker.
The truth is, it was written for his daughter, who left home to become independent. When you think about it, there are no hidden meanings behind it. But then again, the love a parent feels for his child, is the purest and most honest one of all.
via Sine Cera