Nuages – dreaming with the clouds

Often I sit watching clouds flow by.

I imagine I could join them like a train, a ship or a plane.

Especially if they come from the West going to the East,

I am longing for to follow them: to my roots, where my mother lived: in Poland.

The wonderful jazz composition NUAGES = CLOUDS = WOLKEN

by the legendary Gypsy artist Django Reinhardt always helps me to imagine,

that I could join the clouds on their journey to Poland,

to that little lake, where my mother once was born:

near Stettin, Stargard, Kallies, Dramburg, Gutsdorf = CYBOWO -

maybe these cities and villages – or their names – do not exist anymore;

the name of the little lake, where she dreamed to escape towards the West,

was ANKROW lake – I should try to search via google, I’ve never been there…

following youtube videos:
1) me, trying to remember that great jazz standard once composed by the legendary Django Reinhardt

2) my friend Andrey Shilov, Ukraine, playing NUAGES:

3) my guitar teacher Kai playing NUAGES on my guitar:

4) the original by the genius himself:

5) modern top guitarist Tommy Emmanuel:



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