Here and there…life and not.

Posted on June 28, 2009. Filed under: Culture, Music, Philosophy |

It’s been a strange and surreal couple of weeks. I’ve had some personal issues, and whatnot (all fine!) so haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like. I have been aware of the world around me though, and have had my own, sometimes quite emotional reactions to events.

I don’t have political or moral commentary here; it’s not my prerogative. I’ll just share a few videos I’ve found inspiring or evocative which tie to recent events. First, I acknowledge the passing into a different dimension of four public personalities. I feel I grew up with these people; they kept me company or helped shape philosophy in “interesting times”.

There are many funny and touching moments; this one just seems sort of real:

The next is how I like to remember this person:

This next one moved me strangely; you may have followed the story of the “dancing inmates”, a YouTube sensation. They’re an interesting story. They put this together in 10 hours. The ending, especially got to me:

Finally, amid all the celebrity passings, the drama of the Iranian elections continues to unfold. This is Stand By Me, in Persian and English, by two huge pop stars of their respective countries (Thank you, Deirdra, for tweeting this):

PEACE in all things, all ye who read here.

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7 Responses to “Here and there…life and not.”

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Thank you.

Great video of dancing inmates! I was sobbing all over again.

Care, you are most welcome.

Hello, GrannyPants, yeah, me too during that one, and Stand by Me. Peace to you!

I found that selection of videos very moving, muse. Thank you for sharing them.

It really has been a tragic week for celebrities, hasn’t it?

Thanks, B0bby. I’ve watched them all several times. It certainly was a lot of exiting for one week!

Thanks for sharing those videos! It’s sad all of the names that have passed recently.

You are welcome, Shane. It’s been a strange time in the media!


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