Friday, April 4, 2014

La Saeta

Saeta is a form of prayer, sung in Spanish Easter parade. In Saeta women stand on a balcony. The address god and sing of life as something difficult. Joan Manuel Serrat used a Saeta melody in the early 1970s, in a song opposing the Franco regime in Spain.

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  1. A saeta certainly conveys the melancholy of what we go through in life -- with or without Franco.

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  2. We all must occasionally "bear the cross". :(

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    1. Bearing the IRS cross is too much to bear!

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    2. It does tend to grow larger and heavier as every year goes by... :(

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