“I won’t waste too many words trying to explain this stunning video, which is by Will Hoffman and the folks at Radio Lab. At first glance, it’s a mere collection of ordinary moments – a falling teardrop, an escaped balloon, a dive into a pool – but I think it’s also evidence that the things we see everyday, when carefully framed, can ache with ignored beauty:”       Jonah Lehrer

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11 Responses to Moments

  1. skye says:

    Having a little child in the house (and therefore travelling through life at approximately 1/8 of the speed of non-little child having people I do tend to see the beauty in a lot of those otherwise ignored moments. Also relieved to see no floating plastic bag as per that overrated crock American Beauty.

    Not the treading in dog shit bit though, no beauty there, ignored or otherwise.

  2. Sister Wolf says:

    Skye – I was surprised by the dog shit but tried to see the poetry.

  3. arline says:

    The shit is just as much apart of life, as the beauty, and it is important to acknowledge it.

    Thank you for sharing that.

  4. Jill says:

    Such is life

  5. Sal says:

    You jerk. You made me cry at my desk by posting this!

  6. Winter Bird says:

    Brilliant editing!

  7. My son and I were riveted by this.

  8. honeypants says:

    There was plenty of non-beauty in it. Missing the bus, chopping the head off a fish, slicing skin open for surgery. I’d call this “life” before I’d call it “beauty.” And what I took from it was we are all the same. Nonetheless, I thought it was wonderful. Thanks for posting!

  9. marmalade wombat says:

    beautiful, very skillful editing – seamless segue from image to image in movement and in ideas… (didn’t really think the plinky middle of the road music helped much though)

  10. Ann says:

    This reminds me of an incredible study done a couple of years ago, featuring the great violinist Joshua Bell. Johsua performed 6 classical pieces on a million-dollar violin at a busy Washington DC Metro stop during the peak of Friday morning rush hour. Very few people stopped. It’s a long article, but very much worth the read.

    Makes you wonder what else we’re missing.

  11. Pete says:

    Well done little short. Thanks, it was captivating.

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