Unfolding The Wonders Of Life In A Thousandfold.

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Unfolding The Wonders Of Life In A Thousandfold.
By Alex

I was really enthusiastic regarding the idea of performing an acoustic song on the set of the Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show. I have always been a fascinated and devoted fan of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Jack Elliott… so being able to perform in such an intimate setting and organic approach was a true blessing for me. Especially knowing how much of a moment it can be if we let the emotions arise free from any artificial self-conscious and inhibitive rock star make-believes.

As a lyricist, I’ve always been quite amazed to witness how meaningfully impacting a folk song can be on a whispering soul longing for a spiritual revolution, as it’s allowing the empowering essence of the words to unfold their mysteries and to let their secrets bloom in such a healing way. It is empowering enough to transform any wishful, heartfelt dreams into the sheer embodiment of a pure hopeful vision. It is impacting enough to emancipate our spirit from the shackles of our ambitious self-alienation and self-devoted illusions and I can’t describe it, nor explain it, that redemptive fulfillment of freedom that enlightens anyone who incarnates such deep words. I cannot explain it, but I do know that its nature remains the unfolded touch of the invisible.

The decision of performing an AA Bondy song came in a very intuitive spark. I’m a fan of Bondy ever since I listened to the magnificent album “American Hearts” and as I was musing and contemplating the symbolic images, inherent to my introspective and reflective journey towards redemption and salvation. I remembered how contemplative and ruminating I’ve been regarding the lyrics of “The Mightiest Of Guns”. Those lyrics paved the way to the decision of humbly insufflating our own breath of life into the song, in order to share its new spirit with the people we love.

As a reminder that a true moment is not for us to define, I became very ill a few days before the Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show. I was fighting a strong fever and was unable to swallow with ease, that made any rehearsal impossible and turned the possible live performance into something unlikely to happen. Even my presence on the set was becoming an important question mark, creating a bit of a worry for everyone but somehow, as I simply let go and decided to live the moment, it blew a true peaceful wind over everybody’s head. And it led to my decision, not only to be on the set of the Bla Bla Bla after a struggling night, but to take the decision to perform the song and to embrace the moment, for what the moment was about… unfolding the wonders of life in a thousandfold.


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Comments (7)

  • entrancedomnipotence


    Superb blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Bless you!


  • Brenda



    The Spirit that filled you blessed me with the unbelievable sound of The Mightiest of Guns. So different from what we are use to hearing but so real, so powerful and well, I can even express in words. Is there any way you can post the lyrics? I would like to be able to sing along when I listen and add this to my Worship list.

    I am so looking forward to this new season. My heart and so are always ready to join in your spiritual journeys.

    Much love and hugs to all.


  • Yukiko






  • Kensaku


    Dear, Alex.

    I’m difficult.
    Since I was a teenager I was always living alone.

    Now I live with the family in difficult.
    Run away from their families.

    But, Alex is living as everyone is healthy YFE.
    I do not envy Alex.



  • Elizabeth


    hi dearest Alex!!!!!

    I was breathing in every word as i read this, and it was refreshing and renewing my spirit as few words have before.. As you said so profoundly in response to your illness prior to the Bla Bla Bla, “a true moment is not for us to define”..but we can recognize it when we live it!!!! This is one…heaven breaking in and unleashing mercy and grace in abundance – through an intricately beautiful, wondrously unique and imminently potent doorway that exists only because you and those by your side said yes..

    I love you and believe in you always!!! you know that!!! oceans of prayers, mom eliz


  • aurélie


    Est ce que ça était dure d’apprendre le chanson, ainsi que de jouer la musique en si peux de temps? En tous cas soigne toi bien Alex


  • Juliette


    C’est vraiment un plaisir de retrouver tes blogs Alex. C’est intéressant de voir le cheminement qui vous a menés à donner à cette chanson vos couleurs mais même au-delà de ça, ce qui est vécu réellement quand on prend la décision de lâcher prise et simplement vivre cette liberté de façon naturelle. C’est la création d’une chanson mais c’est surtout l’impact qu’elle génère tout autour de par ce qu’elle renferme. Ces fameuses merveilles de la vie sont à goûter chaque jour et comme on cueille un panier de fraises, le faire avec soin et amour. J’aime les fraises… 😉 Merci beaucoup pour la photo exclusive en studio aussi et cette autre porte ouverte !


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