Friday, May 15, 2009

Beauty eh

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"It was one of those days when it's a minute away from raining. There's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was just... calling to me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. That's when I realized there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid ever.
Video's a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember... I need to remember. Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it... and my heart is going to cave in."

We live in a world where we take everything for granted and don't see the beauty in the mundane. We need to open our eyes and see that everything is miraculously beautiful. Even a plastic bag hopelessly stuck in a tree.

I watched this bag stuck in a tree in my neighbourhood for two weeks, until rain and wind beat the crap out of it and the foliage of the tree consumed it. Every time that I looked, the music from the plastic bag scene in American Beauty ran through my head. Instead of a bag dancing freely in the wind, this bag struggles for freedom. I’m sure that’s a metaphor for something.

Music: Thomas Newman - Any Other Name


rob-d said...

one man's meat
bla bla bla

B said...

I really thought it might shake itself free. That music gets me every time.

Also really digging the new header/profile photo etc :)