May 6, 2009

Autumn Story

I have a tendency to write about a lot of depressing topics. I know this. I feel guilty about it at times. People must think I am a dower old grump, who spends all his time worrying about the state of the planet, the collapsing social order, the end of times etc…

The irony is that I see myself as an idealist, and like most idealist I think of myself as an optimist. Every once in a while something comes along that just makes me smile, makes me feel pride in being a human being, and proves to me once and for all that humanity isn’t destined to some terrible fate, because we are base, ignorant, creatures, but rather we are amazing, insightful, beautiful animals who are working our way through a complicated karmic/evolutionary maze. We are able to communicate the most complicated and yet simple emotions and ideas through are ability to create art.

By simple self-expression and our imaginations, we constantly prove to each other what we are all capable of if we only take the time to look inward, outward, share, connect, and create.

The video below is a beautiful example of what the human spirit was meant to do. I find it simply stunning. I recommend you watch it in full screen.

Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo.

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