HUNGER — Njalkemme — Music Themes

It was my turn to choose the Music Theme for this week. The theme is HUNGER.

I decided to limit myself a few longings that cannot be satisfied by ordinary means. Two questions I posed to myself:

What of HUNGER cannot be eased or satisfied by ordinary means?

What longings so ache within as to become HUNGER?
Maddie has chosen MEDITATION for next week.  “I’ll go with Meditation as next week’s theme. Seems appropriate as I’ll be in meditation for 2 days at the Gyokusenji Monastery in Sendai, prayer for world peace practice. Much Love♥”
Who does not HUNGER for home, idealized in memory or through anticipation? Is a warm and secure sense of belonging, of being cared for and caring in return, that perhaps never existed, still HUNGERED for, as for sustenance when there is none?
MEHRNOUSH — Zaubersprueche — Faun
4MIN. 20SEC.

In einem dunklen Tal
lag jüngst ich träumend nieder,
da sah ich einen Strahl
von meiner Heimat wieder.

Auf morgenroter Au´
war Vaters Haus gelegen,
wie war der Himmel blau,
die Flur wie reich an Segen!

Wie war mein Heimatland
voll Gold und Rosenhelle!
Doch bald der Traum verschwandt,
Schmerz trat an seine Stelle.

Da irrt´ ich weit hinaus
ins öde Land voll Sehnen,
noch irr´ich, such´das Haus
und find´es nicht vor Tränen.
Who Hungers to fly with the eagles? To soar above the clouds, to be borne aloft, removed from small cares and troubles, free, flying on wings of light? Though we human beings cannot fly with feathers, we can fly with awareness and light.
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE — Gila  Antara
4min.  56sec.

Does the human spirit starve without illusion? Is the intense HUNGER for the ideal only a dream of illusions? Is hope an illusion? Can we act purely because it is right to do so, or is courage starved by the HUNGER for hope?
STARVATION — Illusions — Thomas Bergersen
4min. 27sec.

Is there a HUNGER for expression? Is it the HUNGER to have voice? Is the creative urge a means to express still other HUNGERS?
“…. I am the voice of your HUNGER and pain …”
I AM THE VOICE — Celtic Women — Alex Sharpe
3min. 13sec.

Does everyone HUNGER for love in the autumn, as the days wane and darkness lingers? Is love in autumn different from love in the other seasons of the year? Does each season of love have its own special expression? Is love never expressed, actually love? Or is it only HUNGER? IS all love expressed in the same manner?

Does everyone HUNGER for love through out all of the changing seasons of life? Are the fires of love a HUNGER that is banked in some seasons and burning in others?

In the autumn of life, is the HUNGER for lost loves and loves that never came to be, a Hunger that can never be soothed? In the autumn of life is it too late for a grand amour passionné? Does this HUNGER pass?

In the autumn of life there is an aching HUNGER for love that is just as intense in its anguishing loss as any youthful desires, yet unfulfilled.
AUTUMN LOVE –Thomas Bergersen
3min. 50sec.

I have been told that the HUNGER for power is the most insatiable of all addictive HUNGERS.
Not all entities that experience this HUNGER are human beings.
REALM OF POWER — 2 Steps From Hell
4min. 21sec.

EVA:   Hunger ~ It Comes In Many Packages
JOHNNY:   Music Theme – Hunger | johnny ojanpera
MADDIE:  ♪Hunger – Music Themes
When all is HUNGER, when there is nothing but HUNGER, no food, no warmth, no love, no hope, what is left? Only starvation, there is only the HUNGER. Have you ever been close to starvation, so that all was the HUNGER?
Njalkemme — Garmarna
5 min. 3sec.
Njalkemme (Samic or Soumi) = HUNGER
“Lastemååjegeh jeenjesh sjidteme Njaalkeme stuerebe enn åvtesne Moereh aajngesem steerieh, jaamah jïh gahtjah Almetje goh snöölhke mah tjelmehts sjidteme Njaalkemem lea dïhte maam manne damtam Njaalkeme bijre jarka Translation (English): Njaalkeme/Hunger — There are so many caterpillers Hunger, greater now than ever The trees hold their breath, die and fall Man is like a blinded wolf Hunger is all I feel Hunger everywhere” Translation offered by vereno1986 on You Tube.


22 comments on “HUNGER — Njalkemme — Music Themes

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I had these play as we fell asleep! Wonderful!

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  2. Hi Bear–and everyone else.
    Take note–I lost track of the days, and time, while editing a story about a couple at the very start of their relationship–it’s not a relationship yet- sharing home-made chicken soup during a winter storm at night. I kid not.
    Fits nicely with the winter love conversation here. Though large tummies, weddings and June are not part of my plot-line.
    Meditation–isn’t that a state of mind?
    Monastery? Careful, never know if they’ll let you out once they’ve got hold of you.
    I jest. Please don’t be offended.
    I’ll try to keep in sync.
    Oh the trials and tribulations of evolution.


    • Hi Eva, good to hear from you. Dunno if Maddie will read your comment here, maybe you should leave it on her bog as she’s already been here and gone on to other things. Johnny and Lisa, as well. Now I shall visit your “blog-casa”. 🙂


    • 1EarthUnited says:

      Hi Eva, meditation to me means simply practicing mindfully to be in the present moment, to actually experience life “in real time”, communicating/ connecting meaningfully as “one mind”.
      Also any device used to set aside extraneous thoughts which may distort our present reality.
      As for our upcoming music theme, select any “device” that keeps you centered and focused on what’s important to you i.e. “sharing home-made chicken soup during a winter storm at night.”
      Simple, easy, delicious!♥


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  5. Johnny Ojanpera says:

    Very nice, Bear. I see that love came up here also. I agree that love is expressed uniquely in each season, and it does seem to burn hotter in the Autumnal cool-down. I wonder why that is? Hmmm…

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    • Perhaps something to do with gestation … New life to survive through the dormant times to be brought forth in the seasons of (relative) plenty … also traditionally after harvest and all is stored, there is more time available, with longer hours of rest. Not necessarily in the modern world, but for most of our history ….


      • Johnny Ojanpera says:

        Perhaps, at least in more natural cultures it is probably the case. I fell madly in love with a girl in Winter once. 🙂


        • We evolved, physiologically, sans modern schedules, ie schools, work week, eat at certain times, bank hours, store hours, doctor appointments. Appointments in general.

          Actually, I think, maybe, I evolved to hibernate. 😉 I also think my circadian rhythms evolved in a 36 hour day rather than 24.

          But, we also don’t have all of the last 70-1,000 years of epigenetic influences documented or worn off yet, either.

          Maybe it is because we tend to be indoors socially and individually for more hours when there are more hours of outdoor darkness. Lots of June weddings with big tummies. 😀


  6. willowdot21 says:

    Such beauty you show me I HAVE BEEN STARVING!


  7. Lisa says:

    This is a good solid perspective. I like this. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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  10. 1EarthUnited says:

    Beautiful selections Bear, I adore your perennially fulfilling Autumnal Love. As usual I’ll be listening to your treasures while on the road again.♪ Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. 🙂
    I’ll go with Meditation as next week’s theme. Seems appropriate as I’ll be in meditation for 2 days at the Gyokusenji Monastery in Sendai, prayer for world peace practice. Much Love♥


    • Meditation is a lovely choice.


      • 1EarthUnited says:



        • Please take lots of photographs, when it won’t interfere too much or be too distracting. Also photographs of the tsunami recovery. Have the Shinto local deity/place shrines been replaced? Is there enough housing at higher elevations?



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