September 12, 2013

O Fortuna

In the celebrations of the 100th year of my high school, I took part as a tenor in the chorus, singing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Of course, I didn’t understand any of the words, which were written in the 16th century.☺

It is possible to translate the opening words of the first piece of Carmina Burana, O Fortuna, as follows:
O Fortuna (a goddess in Roman mythology and the personification of luck), like the moon you are changeable… poverty and power, it melts them like ice.

As I understand it, the song says not to count on your luck. However, it does not deny its power.

Actually, life is the same for centuries. The way we live changes, but we are the same. Most probably this is the reason why Shakespeare, Kafka and others from way back are still in demand.

However, in business our methods and models are changing continuously. Therefore, our companies need to adapt themselves to these changes. If we do not adapt, then chances are that we vanish. If we do not possess the ability to make this change, then finding someone complementing us with this ability might be a solution.

If you would like to listen to O Fortuna with André Rieu as the conductor, please click here.

The oldie of the week: Blondie – Heart Of Glass (1979)

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