There are two videos that I watch regularly because they remind me of all that is hopeful in humans. Our striving after life and connection that can be dimmed but so rarely extinguished. So when I need a lift or a warm fuzzy I watch one or both of these.
The first is two-time Slam Poet champion, Anis Mojgani performing his poem “Shake the Dust” at a To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) event at the House of Blues in Orlando. My daughter, who is a big supporter of TWLOHA (if you’re not familiar with the organization, take a look, they do really good work) found this video on Youtube and showed it to me the evening after I had a session with the Boundary Ninja. This poem literally felt like a continuation of my session. I think I listened to it four times in a row, then emailed BN the link. He emailed me back the next day, which was very rare when I sent links and told me how powerful it was. We talked about it the beginning of our session. So this is encouraging to me both for its content and for the sense of connection and understanding to BN that it provides. Especially since when I heard the line “this is for the celibate pedophile who keeps on struggling” I thought to myself, “BN would LOVE that line” and when he brought the poem up at the beginning of our next session, he actually quoted that line. 😀 Nice to know we actually get to know them too.
Shake the Dust
The second is actually a commercial but stick with me! T-mobile recorded this at Heathrow Airport in London. There is an amazing group of a capella singers performing a medley of songs with NO instrumentation (which is hard to believe as you listen to it) greeting unsuspecting passengers. And it’s just wonderfully heart warming causing both smiles and tears. If you’re really into a capella singing, I would watch the “making of” video also, it’s pretty fascinating.