The sound of the thundering soul


Muriel Petrikovsky

Muriel is currently working on her book The sound of the thundering soul, a coffee table book about her second CD . it will include B-H, her lyrics and the explanation of her songs, commentaries and stories.

The book will be illustrated by Muriel’s original paintings. it will also contains some of the work of Raya Perez*, and Chana Rosa Bogart**.

*: Muriel’s aunt who was one of the last painter of the school of Paris.
**: Muriel’s daughter, a talented young artist.

Artist statement, excerpt form the book:

A strange language-far though from being unknown
To the artist-fill his loving soul
For him, the letters and the sounds, like lamps,
Illuminate the very flesh of the earth.
….Open great drawers
In the shelter of the evening*,
Repair
The Ancient Temple
This forth heaven**
Within,
Roughly treated
Long ago and nowadays,
By the cavaliers of history.

*Evening in hebrew is EREV, the root of this word, ayin, resh and beit alludes to other words like AREV which means delicious, sweet, pleasant…The world of unity.
Also, OREV which shares the exact same roots, is a raven: it was the ravens who brought bread to the prophet Eliyahu when, fleeing from King Achav and Queen Jezebel, he found shelter (..the shelters of the evening…) among the mountains.

EREV, it’s also “the eve of…”, to live as if we were always at the eve of a sailing, at the threshold, oh G-D, of Your eternity.

** The 4th heaven is called Zevoul, the Sanctuary. The dwelling place.