Les vœux de Jacques Brel
Traduction / translation:
I wish you unending dreams
and the imperious urge to make a few of them come true.
I wish you to love what has to be loved,
and to forget what should be forgotten.
I wish you passions.
I wish you silences.
I wish you bird songs at dawn,
and children’s laughters.
I wish you to respect each other’s differences because
the merit and worth of each one often remains to be discovered.
I wish you to withstand stalemate,
indifference and negative virtues of our time.
At last, I wish you to never give up the search,
adventure, life, love,
for life is a wonderful adventure
and no sound mind should give it up
without putting up a tough fight.
I wish you most of all to be yourself,
happy and proud of it,
because happiness is our true destiny.
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