Posts Tagged ‘wonder’

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Wonder Wednesday

January 15, 2020

This is something nifty… a “hyperlapse” film touring around New York City and some of its biggest landmarks, created entirely from, and only from, publicly available tourist photos.  Every frame is from a still image, pulled from the internet, effectively crowdsourcing the imagery for the tour.  Mesmerizing and a stark illustration of our gravitation towards things called a “landmark”, and even more so of both our photo revolution (given the high-def cameras we’re always now carrying around in our pockets), and the accompanying revolution (and the accompanying attempt at gaining social capital) in and of sharing these images and moments for all to see.

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Wonder Wednesday

January 8, 2020

From the moment I first heard/saw it on the Laserdisk release, I’ve always loved this early version of Can You Feel the Love Tonight.  It’s just Simba and Nala singing to each other, though not actually singing to each other.  It’s quiet and intimate and there’s something raw-er and more emotional present here than in the “heavenly choir” version used in the film.  And also something more… profound?  That might not be quite the right word for it, but there’s a greater sense of two lions becoming aware of their attraction while also dealing with what they’re carrying from their past.  It feels much more authentic and real than the polished and grand production number used in film.  The simpler orchestration here also really works for me.

All in all, an absolutely lovely version and definitively my favourite version of the song!

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Philosophy Tuesday

December 31, 2019

You are whole and complete

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You always have been

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And you always will be

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You may not experience it

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And you may sometimes take actions that don’t reflect it

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But it doesn’t change the truth of who and what you are

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There are just barriers to your experiencing it

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Welcome to the New Year

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Whole and Complete

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Headed North

December 24, 2019

Wishing everyone a great end of the year and happy all the festivities!  Be back in about a week.  To tide you all over, here’s a photo of some lovely lynx ‘tocks!

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Wonder Wednesday

December 18, 2019

Wow, what an amazing wonder of light and snow.  Halos, pillars of light, glowing coronas… simply beautiful.

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Wonder Wednesday

December 11, 2019

a beautiful voice

calling out to the world

expressing so much

with nary a word

(I’ve always loved this track that opens Conjure One’s eponymous first album.  So much power in the human voice.  Haunting and lovely.)

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Wonder Wednesday

December 4, 2019

lovely lynx

lounges luxuriously