SPIRITUALITY through AHRT (Brokeback Mountain) for GAY and BISEXUAL MEN: "My Happiness That Remained" Sung by Renee Fleming (8,684 views)

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    Jul 26, 2016 10:02 PM GMT
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    Jul 26, 2016 10:27 PM GMT
    "Marietta's Lied"

    Joy, that near to me remains,
    Come to me, my true love.
    Night sinks into the grove
    You are my light and day.
    Anxiously beats heart on heart
    Hope itself soars heavenward.
    How true, a sad song.
    The song of true love,
    that must die.
    I know the song.
    I heard it often in younger,
    in better days.
    It has yet another verse--
    Do I know it still?
    Though sorrow becomes dark,
    Come to me, my true love.
    Lean (to me) your pale face
    Death will not separate us.
    If you must leave me one day,
    Believe, there is an afterlife.

    from the opera
    Die tote Stadt

    Die tote Stadt is an opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold to a libretto by Paul Schott, a collective pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius Korngold; it is based on the 1892 novel Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach
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    Jul 28, 2016 12:14 AM GMT
    More than eight years after Heath Ledger’s death, his father is speaking out and saying that the actor’s tragic 2008 passing was entirely his own doing.

    “It was totally his fault,” Kim Ledger told the Daily Mail Australia. “It was no one else’s. He reached for [the pills]. He put them in his system. You can’t blame anyone else in that situation. That’s hard to accept because I loved him so much and was so proud of him.”

    Kim added that the night before Heath’s January death, the late Oscar-winning star’s sister Kate actually warned Heath about the lethal combination of pills that led to his accidental overdose.

    “His sister was on the phone with him the night before telling him not to take the prescription medications with the sleeping tablets,” the elder Ledger continued. “He said, ‘Katie, Katie, I’m fine now. I know what I’m doing.' [Heath] would have had no idea.”

    Heath was later found to have died from “acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine,” according to the toxicology report that was released following an autopsy.

    Kim has been working to raise awareness about prescription medication misuse, especially in the Ledgers’ native Australia. A United Nations 2014 World Drug Report revealed that Australians are among the world’s biggest recreational drug users.

    “Heath mixed a couple of drugs together with sleeping tablets and he’s gone forever,” Kim said.