I stumbled on this beautiful song by The Swon Brothers. I love the lyrics and what it means, because it made me feel. It is almost a direct reflection of some of the feelings that I have. My favorite:
It ain’t what you’re wearing, or those diamond eyes, It’s the heart that you carry deep inside.
Physical beauty is a strong draw, but your clothes will change. They will tatter and they will break. They will stain and they will fade. Even diamond eyes will wear with time, but your heart, if it is pure, true, and beautiful, will not.
I stumble on a couple of videos on Vimeo yesterday and thought I’d combine them into one post. They’re both inspiration and touching – the kinds of videos I enjoy watching because they make me think, and when I think, I am often inspired to take those ideas even further. So here they are:
This is a massive statement. I see it both as a lesson in the short-lived attention span of our generation, due to the distractions of technology and always being “connected”, but at the same time, it’s a lesson in patience. This relates to active-listening as well. By the time you’re a few minutes into the video, you’ll start to tune out, if you’re like most people. There’s a reason that adverts and YouTube videos tend to be short and that’s why Vine and Instagram videos are so popular.
It’s summer – time to go out, enjoy the sunshine, drink lots of fluids, and have a good time. Leave your troubles behind and groove to this cheerful, but powerful song. Remember that life is unfair and you’ll never ever, no matter what anyone says, get everything you want from life. But in the end, you’ll have gotten what you needed.
If you’re feeling small, I’ll love your shadow.
This is a great video about how cellphones make people flakey. I was actually reading an article about walking away from people who cannot and are not able to treat you with respect or act like you ain’t $h!t. This video echoes that sentiment, although it’s focus is mainly on technology and how it jumbles our nature. Of course we are, for the most part, adaptable creatures. We come up with ways to work around these social situations, but does it have to be so hard? I don’t blame technology, but the fact is we need to grow with it and incorporate it in a balanced way. Enjoy the video – more to come on that post I was reading about walking away.
Follow Magazine Soundtrack: There’s a lot of artistry woven into the video: from the soundtrack to the beat and rhythm. That aside, this juxtaposition is spectacular – delving into what it means to live in this generation. As a dude in his mid-twenties, I’ve seen this all flash before my eyes. In a way, it’s strangely nostalgic, but there’s also a sense of change (whether it’s positive or negative, it’s too soon to say) and there’s also the feeling that hey, maybe this is the catalyst for human evolution and maybe I’m watching it unfold right before my eyes.
This guy has rhyme and is saying what so many out there are thinking. Look up urges you to live in the moment and engage with the outside world – the real world that isn’t in your phone.