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The Intersection of Science, Art, Music & Humanities

For Our Valentine's

Sunday, February 12, 2017

To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.  —Neruda  

Today's stop at The Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities features segments of the Luis Enriquex Bacolov soundtrack from the Italian film, Il Postino.

This music received universal acclaim and an academy award for the best score in 1995. The Pablo Neruda poetry on the album is read by Sting, Julia Roberts, Ralph Fiennes, Glen Close, Samuel Jackson, Andy Garcia, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke and Miranda Richardson.

Pablo Neruda was the pen name of the Chilean diplomat writer and politician, Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

Il Postino tells a fictional story about Neruda's relationship with his postman during his political exile to a small island in Italy. The postman  learns to express his love for a village girl through Neruda's sensual  poetry.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,

I love you simply, without problems or pride:

I love you in this way because I don't know any other way of loving.

The film, the music and the poetry celebrate the sweetest kind of love.

During the month we devote to love, the Biosyntrx founders and staff encourage falling in love with the ever-expanding global knowledge of science, art, music, humanities...and poetry.


Ellen Troyer with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx Staff

If I was ever stranded on a Cast Away island like Tom Hanks, with a working DVD player instead of a vollyball named Wilson, and if I could choose 5 films to have with me, Il Postino would be one of my five.