Saturday, December 22, 2012


This is perhaps one of the most touching visual metaphors
free of human tragedy or physical violence I've ever seen.
Haunting, heartwarming, truthful about timing
and inevitability.
It captures curiosity, memories, plans devised and dashed.
An offhanded time lapse documenting the best of us, we humans.
All along a NYC street.

I don't mind admitting to it made me smile
And it made me cry.
And it made me wish with all my heart that
the last few moments had happened a day earlier....
But most of all, this NYTimes Vids gift to me
was hope. Because in capturing it the author reminded me there's
good in humanity and in life at a time when that's very hard to
remember. Difficult to see. Each frame of image, each longing
reaching note of the background score touched my soul.
After all, HOPE is life raft of the battered heart....
It's the strength to move forward amid hopelessness and pain.
I wish for you, this season of Yule, a few contented notes
of music. A moment or two of happy memories. 
An unfettered minute of curiosity that you act upon with abandon.
(even on a city street)
I wish for you a dream that involves furniture dollies.
I wish for you the feeling of and trust in
amid these confounding and difficult times.
Warm holiday wishes to each of you who share my world here
I hope you somehow know how much your visits, comments, emails
add to MY days - thank you x many  :-) for finding the time to come here.


Sue, a Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, thank you so much for sharing this with us! I loved how so many were magically drawn to touch the piano, in a wondrous way. And, like you, I wish the couple had gotten there sooner, for they truly loved that old piece of wood and wanted it for their own.

Merry Christmas to you and to all others who come here today.

Kim said...

That video was so interesting, haunting almost. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas full of laughter and surprises.