Dancing

Either I am particularly susceptible to being moved today, or there is something very right about this.

Click over to YouTube and watch it full screen and in high definition if you can. Pause it and let the whole thing load if you have to. (It really is better that way than low resolution and embedded here.) Watch it several times and see what you think. Watch different people. Choose a couple favorites. Come back here and comment.



There is something here even leaning towards shalom.

Of course, it all depends on what you do when the music stops.

(PS - Thanks to TJ for the link.)

3 comments:

Paul & Beth said...

This was a lot of fun to watch several times...and you were right to switch to the high resolution....otherwise you miss too many details. I love the dog dancing with him in Kuwait...the bearded guy in front of the Eifle Tower...the kid with the fancy footwork in Phillipines and I would find more, if I went over it again. Hey, wasn't that Brent and Andrea in the Brazilian frame? ;)

Janine the Bean said...

Jon,

Thanks so much for sharing. Wow...when I first started the video, the music caught me. And even then I didn't know that moments later I'd be teary-eyed. The many African children caught my eye the most. They all are so vibrant and beautiful! And we're soon to have an African nephew!! Perhaps I'm susceptible to being moved today as well (but I don't think that's a bad thing)... that was just incredible.

Some more faves:

The blonde lady in the pink sweater in Ireland

The little girl in front to the left in Fiji

The woman in front with the red shoes in Texas

The whole group in India...more tears came here

The goofy guy in an orange shirt and running shorts in New York.

The guy right in front in Rio just holding his hand out and rocking a bit

Long-haired bearded guy in Paris, France in the white t-shirt

Gah...it was too good. And I watched it a few times. Then Dominic woke up and I watched it with him. After the video, he said, "What now Mama?" And then we went and turned on some music and danced. Much giggling and joy comes when Dom and I dance. As we were dancing, he said, "If we dance, will all the people come dance wiff us?" And I thought to myself, THAT's just it! They ARE dancing with us.

I had to look up the poem that was mentioned in the credits. It said the song was adapted from this poem:

Stream of Life

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth
in numberless blades of grass
and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth
and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

I LOVE IT!!

Sheila said...

Yeah, I was moved by it too, and blogged about, and have been showing it to my coworkers, and want to memorize the poem, and already bought the mp3 of the song so I can hear it while I'm running. I don't have specific favorite people but I love the point when it changes from just him to all the people joining in - I get so excited about it. And I'm also really moved when he's dancing in the DMZ.