Tuesday Tunes: Life In Pink

“La Vie en Rose” performed by Catherine Carraway Quartet

 

“La Vie en Rose” is a song that expresses the bliss of being in love.  It brims with pure emotion and beautiful sentiment.  To me, it’s one of the loveliest songs ever written.  “La Vie en Rose” or the English translation, Life Through Rosy Pink Glasses, was released as a single in 1947 by French singer, Édith Piaf and is one of her most famous and beloved songs. Édith Piaf, also known as “The Little Sparrow,” became an icon of France during World War II.  She was a symbol of French passion and tenacity.  Piaf’s signature song was about finding love after a trying time, and many people saw it as an anthem of hope as it was released shortly after the end of World War II.

Here’s the thing:  “La Vie en Rose” isn’t just a song about romance; it’s an anthem of love for life, especially when everything around you is considered a source of joy.  Life through rosy pink glasses isn’t about being foolishly optimistic. Instead, it’s about a state of being, where we stop…and, are truly grateful for the many blessings and small miracles that occur in our everyday lives.

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

20 Comments »

  1. Love the theme you picked for this post and the learning lesson. It is all about how one lives life and sees it. If those lovely blooms are from your gardens, including the lotus pads and flowers, it is really awesome. This is one part of the farm you have that I have not seen yet 😀 Happy Wednesday to you and your folks Farmgirl!!

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  2. What stunning pictures! Piaf’s original is one of my favourite ever songs … I play it often. This version is new to me and very pretty indeed. You are so right in what you say about the song. And I think that is probably exactly what I love about it … because, as you know, I really do believe that love is all we need and that means loving life itself and relishing all the beauty and joy that surrounds me every day, wherever I am, whatever I am doing … it means that there are shining silver linings and lessons in every experience and if that means I wear rose tinted glasses then I’m happy to own them!🌹

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