Saturday, April 24, 2010
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.*
One of my fine relatives posted this video at his Facebook page last week. I haven't seen him for awhile (the last time I did he was wearing a pony tail) and I still have not met his wife. So I was really surprised how dark his hair had become and that he had grown a beard. I wrote and asked if he would mind if I posted it on my blog and it was then I learned that this is not him. It is not his wife. The couple in the video are fans of his favorite band...Coldplay...and he found the video on youtube. Well, now the amazing change in his appearance is solved and he and I have had a good laugh.
When I first saw this video -- aside from admiring the people who I thought were members of my family! -- I was impressed by the purity of the film's production. The light sepia tone is so effective and pleasing to the eye. The minimalist room seems fantastic to me as I continue wrestling with clutter and stuff. I am captivated by his cleverness of running the camera on the sly and his quirky dance moves, her intensity at the laptop....and the way the music moves through it all to keep him dancing, keep him glancing her way until the perfect moment when she looks up and the even more perfect moment when he wins her to his arms. May this couple never yearn to acquire more than more magical moments like these.
*Title quote by George Bernard Shaw