Juri Gagarin Юрий Алексеевич Гагарин – 27 marzo 1968

Oggi nel 1968 moriva Juri Gagarin, cosmonauta russo, il primo uomo ad andare nello spazio il 16 aprile 1961

Today in 1968 Juri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut, died, he was the first man to fly in the space in 1961



Fly me to the moon
Let me sing among those stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars

In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby kiss me

Fill my heart with song
Let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore

In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you

Diana Krall sings this famous song


“Berlin Wall”

by Alan Cook

berlin wall

Over and under and through the Wall they came, 

parched with a thirst they couldn’t quench.

 Tunneling, flying, leaping, crawling, hidden

 in car seats and carts, determined to wrench

 themselves free from tyranny’s stench.

   Oppressed, tortured, imprisoned, shot—

 still the thirsty would not could not be denied.

 The spring of freedom beckoned, so close, so far;

 yards, feet, nay inches away they died—

 and friends and loved ones cried.

 Some made it! a baby hidden in a bag in a cart;

 desperate men who leapt on a moving train;

 a hollow car seat, tunnels, boats,

 a makeshift glider, balloon and plane;

 putting an end to the thirst and pain.

  And then one day, one wonderful day,

 they hammered and shattered and tore down the Wall!

 Thirsting, singing, shouting, laughing, hugging,

 chunk by chunk they watched it fall—

 and the terrible thirst was quenched for all.