My dear readers, I know I have been neglectful! There are so many drafts of posts and despite it being spring break I can’t seem to make any of them come to fruition. So instead I will leave you with this beautiful music video of the song Glósóli from a favorite Icelandic band of my Sigur Rós. I have to thank SoulPancake for introducing me to the piece.
I think this video is representative of how music can transcend language or culture, as well as how music and film as well as the arts in general touch the heart and the spirit. I think this quote captures it:
Although sound is but the vibrations of the air which affect the tympanum of the ear, and vibrations of the air are but an accident upon accidents that depend upon the air, consider how much marvelous notes or a charming song influence the spirits! A wonderful song giveth wings to the spirit and filleth the heart with exaltation… ~
There are some beautiful themes in this video such as innocence, hope, longing, cooperation, and transcendence. See if you can spot them