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  posted on 7/14/2008 at 05:38 PM

I discovered this video when reading a friend's blog. I'm going to steal some of his words and urge you to check it out.

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I've repeatedly watched the YouTube video titled "Where The Hell Is Matt?" showing a genial-looking guy named Matt Harding dancing, by himself and with others, all around the world. I found myself deeply moved and inspired by this video (and apparently others are as well, as it's already been viewed over 6 million times).



I also greatly enjoyed the Tagore poem set to music, which I found translated as:

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.


So watch this video, find your own favorite moments, and pass it along to friends.

(A final note about the video, the scene at 2:25, when the wave crashes over him and he yells "hoooo!", is an inspired example of editing and placement, perfectly matching the music and kicking the entire video to a new level -- the surprise choreography at the India segment at 2:37 adds a refreshing humorous quality. Also, the scene at 1:53 of him dancing in front of the lone motionless soldier is pure poetry.)


If you have a broadband connection, there is a high-def version of the video here, which I highly recommend -- the extra detail is quite rewarding. And while you're on Matt's Web site, there is a lot of cool info about how he made the video as well as two previous versions of it.

I'm a little surprised at how inspirational I found this to be ...




[Edited on 7/15/2008 by Hophead]

 

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  posted on 7/14/2008 at 05:58 PM
Thanks so much for sharing this, Hop! Had to send it off to my friends list as it made me feel really good, too - how wonderful to be able to be able to do something so simple as dance with all these different people. Love the Tagore poem, also.

 

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