Please allow me to introduce you . . .

There are millions of videos on the Internet. Among the masses, hundreds of thousands of them do not need to be on there. Yes, your baby is cute but the world does not need a twenty minute video on him attempting say the word “bubble.” Then again, videos are just like the written word that is also very prevalent, but also very much unnecessary more often than not. After a person experiences an absolute masterpiece like East of Eden, a book such as Twilight leaves a bad taste on the literary palate.  But hey, it makes money so the world deems it as a “good” book. Again, a stunning novel like The Great Gatsby hardly made a dime for its author in his lifetime, and he died believing it a failure. Ugh, I digress.

The video that I have attached to this post breathed life into my soul, the very first and second and third and fourth time I watched it. The series following this video are nothing short of pure and beautiful in word and cinematography.  There really is nothing I can add to contribute to the magnificence of John Koenig’s work. I will practice what I preach and limit my words to allow you to completely soak up the visual and spoken energy  . . . “for lack of a better world.”

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8 thoughts on “Please allow me to introduce you . . .

  1. Thank you so much for finding this. For posting it.
    There is a beautiful thing about native languages that I long to learn–and this reminds me of it. Robin Wall Kimmerer wrote an article (a chapter in her book, entitled “BRAIDING SWEETGRASS: INDIGENOUS WISDOM, SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND THE TEACHINGS OF PLANTS” https://milkweed.org/book/braiding-sweetgrass) where she highlights the failings of the English language to express such things as a mushroom that pops up fully realized on the forest floor overnight. The Algonkin language has a word for that (Puhpowee)
    and many other things that have no single word in the English language.
    She has an amazing video out that you might love as well. This is just one example. https://youtu.be/Lz1vgfZ3etE

    Wow. You really got me thinking today! Thank you!

    Her article is called “The Grammar of Animacy”

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