Saturday, August 31, 2013


This is the seventh song released on the internet by master-balladeer Claudio Baglioni as part of his Con Voi project. It is, as Italian music journalists have said, "a love song of a kind not written any more."  It is an autobiographical hymn to Baglioni's loves but in it he also remembers his mother, whom he lost recently, and his father, who died many years ago. In the song he thinks about being reunited with them "in another life".

Just as Baglioni dedicated the song to his mother, I in turn dedicate it to mine, who died 20 years ago today.

Claudio Baglioni - In un'altra vita

There is so much I'd like to tell my mum now:  what an idiot I've been, in so many ways, what a lovely dog I have, about my life in Sicily and about how, at last, I have learned something about ageing.  But most of all I would like to tell her, just once more, how very much I loved her.  See you in un'altra vita, mum.


Lee said...

A beautiful dedication to your mother, Pat.

A mother's love is unconditional...she may have uttered a "Tsk! Tsk!" or two, at those times you say you've been an idiot (don't be too hard on yourself...we all suffer from that malady every so often!)...but she would never have been judgmental.

I lost my Mum 39 years ago, August 15th. And often I feel similarly to what you've written here.

CherryPie said...

A lovely tribute to your mother.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Lee. You are absolutely right. Thanks, Cherie.

Moggsy said...

It's easier to wiser about should have done's, in our heads, after.

I guess we often think "I can do or say that tomorrow", right up until you suddenly can't.

I expect she knew anyhow.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Very stirring music. And a thought provoking post.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi,Moggsy. You're right - it's easy to be wise in retrospect. I did tell her I loved her - just not often enough.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Rachel.


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