I went on YouTube and found 2001 a Space Odyssey. Then I scrolled until I found that scene where the spaceship was slowly turning in space to align itself with the space station. The Director of that film brilliantly selected a simple waltz called the Blue Danube, to play while the representation showed. It is one of the most calming and pleasurable mixes of music and motion pictures in my life. I can sit here and be entranced time after time.
Why? Because the scene portrays a time in the future that illustrates real advancement? Because it shows how my fellow men, women and I will continue to overcome all the restrictions, pain and harshness of a cold and uncaring universe? Because it shows men and women working together to accomplish something important even if I can’t recall what it was? Or is it the notes of the music somehow aligned with the movement before my eyes? Maybe a bit of all of that. I went on to watch the opening of Chariots of Fire and that Vangelis music to go with it. I went to that movie years ago and got there late. The opening was playing when I walked into the back of the theater. I was riveted to the spot, standing there until it was over, before finding a seat.
Find those slices of your own life that give you strange unexplainable please and do some of them this day.
These are strange times, but you are not a strange person, and you know people around you who are not strange either. Marry them deeper into your life, so to speak. Do more of your part, even if your part is unfairly too much. You can’t over friend or over love. You can be rejected for it, but you will only glow and beam warm light throughout your inner self from the effort and the trying. It’s Sunday and you are ready.
With me, right here and right there….
Jim, thanks for re-awaking some feelings and memories that music enhances…the “Navy Hymn” is one that is my “trigger”…”30 Days” is riveting and real…I was also a “LT” in country 68-69 but served a support role as a Navy communicator in Cam Ranh Bay…those of us who have never had to experience real combat owe it to those who have to listen to their words and try our best to understand how their lives changed forever…Bravo Zulu on helping us get a true glimpse into what it is was like…”Welcome Home, Brother”
Well, you may not actually ‘owe’ it, but it’s nice to receive the admission, anyway. I hope you are entertained and reflective
about another veteran’s story. The intensity was very high, almost too high to handle from day to day and then night to night.
Is there any wonder that combat vet’s nights are a little screwed up?
Thanks for the comment, the welcome home and the support here…
“you know people around you who are not strange either. Marry them deeper into your life, so to speak. Do more of your part, even if your part is unfairly too much”
Thank you for this proving message on a Sunday filled with invectives and the weeping and gnashing of teeth about how many are so WRONG about everything.
We all need to bring people closer rather than pushing them away in the name of difference of opinions, beliefs our our endless struggle for materialism.
Apparently when “they” say cooler heads will prevail you took it seriously. Great comment on how to survive today’s climate.
Thank you Walt. Trying to think my way through this rather messy scenario we are all being handed. Or some of us handed to us.
Anyway, appreciate your comment and support, as usual.