Friday, July 15, 2011

High five for first kiss

Do you remember how you felt when you had your first kiss? This was captured by accident, in its most innocent form. If only it could be this way every time... Meet Elliott and Bowie.

they are NOT related. She is literally the "girl next door". Love is her middle name. His shirt is a coincidence

Friday, July 1, 2011

Beautiful Words: The Power of Words

This short film illustrates the power of words to radically change your message and your effect upon the world.


It's not about words, the new sign is no more elegant in turns of sentence than the old one. It's about how we think, or how to communicate. The first sign appeals to our want or need to help another fellow who needs help. We give money to ease his pain. The second one places us in the shoes of the blind man, we give more money to ease OUR pain. Which brings out a interesting point, we tend to value our own pain more than we value the pain of others.

It took a few minutes before it hit me.. But it was very touching nonetheless..

This video's message is that I should pity the blind because they can't see what I see. Do you really think the blind can't experience the beauty in the world? It's not true that blind people can't "see" a beautiful day! They just "see" it differently from the sighted. I agree with the importance of using the right words, but not with the message of this video. Give blind people educations tailored to their needs, and productive jobs, and they won't need to beg for change on the streets.

This video has to be one of the most wonderful videos I have seen on YouTube

I reacted with tears. Why, because those who are less fortunate are all around us every day and we do not notice until there is just the slightest bit of difference. I did not cry because he was blind, I cried because of our ignorance and lack of care for those in need unless something catches our attention that is our of the ordinary.